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  1. Unassisted Childbirth
    I'm struggling with this currently. I gave birth to my son unassisted on April 22, 2021 I talked to Luis at the Houston department of health services and he gave me an application to fill out. However he also said that he needs 3 notarized letters from non family members who can claim that they...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi ladies!! I'm 18 weeks 6 days pregnant with my 3rd child and my husband and I plan on having an unassisted childbirth. My first L&D was an unnecessary induction at 3 days past EDD. It seems as though once they started the one intervention (pitocin) there was a domino effect of interventions...
  3. Birth Stories
    Hi, I recently had my baby unassisted. During my pregnancy, I read many birth stories here on mothering and found the information very helpful. So I hope my story here will help others. I did UC with all three of my older kids, but I was young back then. I considered going to the hospital this...
  4. Unassisted Childbirth
    I am planning on having a UC in a few days or week(s), possibly even in the middle of nowhere with a group of people at an event called Feral Futures Wild Roots wanting to teach one another sustainable living in the woods. I have been there previously, and seeing the amount of people interested...
  5. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hi, I am planning to UC here in Oregon and I'm wondering about a few logistics: Is there any way I can get in legal trouble for not having prenatal care in particular, during my pregnancy? For example, if I choose to not receive prenatal care from a MW/doctor, and something goes wrong and I...
  6. Unassisted Childbirth
    I know this gets asked a lot but I could find anything specific to Alaska when I searched. We just had our UC yesterday and still aren't fully sure what to do for the birth certificate. I have the paper from the hospital and it has a box at the end where I can check homebirth but there are also...
  7. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>Hello ladies! This is my first post but I just want to dive right in today with questions so I thought I'd just start the topic of concern.</p> <p> </p> <p>I've got 5 children, all born at home, with the first 2 being attended by midwives and the last 3 being UC births. WIth my third child I...
  8. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>I am 6 wks pg with my 3rd child and planning a UC.  I am rh- and pretty sure dh is rh+.  I am reading that the eldon cards are not reliable.  What are my other options for testing?  What if the baby is rh+ and I need the shot- how would I go about getting a shot of rhogam if I do not have a...
  9. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>I don't normally post, but I thought my birth story might be of interest to some of you.  I could also use a bit of advice.  And I am trying to type while holding my 4 day old daughter.</p> <p> </p> <p>Short story - this was my 7th pregnancy, after three UCs and three miscarriages.  It's...
  10. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>This will be our 2nd UC hopefully... I am 99.9% fixed on having no one around when I give birth. Hubs is a bit more like 75%... although he did catch our last babe which was awesome... anyhow. today when I was casually talking to a fellow mama that knows me for a little while, she brought up...
  11. Homebirth
    <p>I had a lovely, successful home birth with my first, and did not tell my family until after the fact because I knew it would cause issues...which it did.  I'm now due with my 2nd in August, and my planned HB is the subject of endless tension and accusations.  At this point, I've basically...
  12. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>Maribel Lee was born at 6:43 a.m. on April 25, 2012.  She is my third UC baby and my first singleton!  She was 8 pounds at birth and is 20.5 inches long with a 13.4 inch head circumference.</p> <p> </p> <p>Without further ado, here is the birth story/video!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span...
  13. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>I am thinking I am going to cave on my want for a doppler, I have been on a few sites but the reviews seem to be sketchy on them all. any advice ladies?</p>
  14. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>We had a UP and planned a UC for our daughter.  You can read about it here:  <a href="http://olsenfamily9509.blogspot.com/2010/12/kamrynns-birth.html" target="_blank">http://olsenfamily9509.blogspot.com/2010/12/kamrynns-birth.html</a></p> <p> </p> <p>To summarize, I had terrible back labor...
  15. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>I've had my son in the hospital with every stinkin nurse, doctor wanabe and doctor with their hands all over me and seein parts of me no one but my hubby and parents should see. I've had two beautiful UC's with my mother and husband present and greatly enjoyed them except for how hands on my...
  16. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>I recently told a friend of my husband's that we were planning a UC. He seemed to not understand although I was being REALLY clear and asked me exactly WHERE we would be giving birth and who would be there. I said we'd have the baby at home, possibly in the water, and that my husband...
  17. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p><a href="http://www.kens5.com/news/Daddy-delivers-baby-at-hospital-There-was-no-doctor-147243895.html" target="_blank">http://www.kens5.com/news/Daddy-delivers-baby-at-hospital-There-was-no-doctor-147243895.html</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Did anyone else see this story? I can't help but laugh a bit...
  18. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>Hi ladies, </p> <p> </p> <p>I'm about 14 weeks along now, and starting to plan some of the logistics of our planned UC. I intend to UP as well. </p> <p> </p> <p>My hubby is fully onboard with the idea of UCing, but we've both agreed that we would like an extra support person. We have a three...
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