Dh and I are ttc. Actually, I highly suspect we've succeeded...but even blood tests won't come back positive for me until I'm at least 8wks along!
Anyway, we're in CA...and this is my third. I have no reason to believe preg and childbirth will be anything but smooth sailing for me. The only problems I had with my first two were entirely caused by interfering health care providers directly, or at least by my naively abiding by their advice and instructions. I am NOT dealing with all that trouble again! Dh and I both have absolute confidence in our ability, without any help, to not-screw-up a basic natural process. lol
I am a bit concerned about Big Brother, though. I know that refusing to participate in it's monitor/control measures (like "regular medical care", public schooling, hospital births, etc)...I make myself a target for even more invasive monitoring/controlling measures. *sigh* I would love some input from folks that have btdt (or known people that have) in my area. I understand that every county has different requirements for birth certs. What kind of hoops did they make you jump through to get one? Did you have dealings w CPS regarding the preg/birth? How did that go? When (if ever) did you take the baby to a Dr. after birth? How did the Dr. react? What was the local climate like, socially? Friends, family, neighbors? Were people supportive or contentious?
Any tips or advice are totally welcome. We really are set on doing this ourselves, though. Being prepared in advance to deal with any negative social/legal fallout really seems much less daunting than trying to protect an unborn child from 9 months plus a birth full of life threatening interferences.