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Is anyone else considering having a UC (Unassisted childbirth) or UP(unassisted pregnancy)? I am considering a UC for sure....not quite so sure about the UP.<br><br>
I haven't made up my mind or anything, but I'm really entertaining the idea and reading a lot about it.<br><br>
Just wondering if anyone else was in the same boat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am!<br><br>
I would prefer to have a midwife, but the laws aren't in my favor here. There are a few underground midwives around, but so far, they haven't worked out. And with the farm and 4 other dc, it isn't feasible for me to travel. So, I'll go it alone.<br><br>
I actually tried UC last time, but ended up transferring myself and ds came by c-section. Do NOT want that again, of course, but I'll always take a healthy babe over the alternative. Anyway, I'll be trying again!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Women had better get together and fight those laws, if we want our daughters to have any personal choices left, once pregnant!<br>
If we let it stand, the precedent only grows stronger.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Women had better get together and fight those laws, if we want our daughters to have any personal choices left, once pregnant!<br>
If we let it stand, the precedent only grows stronger.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Yes, and there is a group working tirelessly to change it. Can't get a senator to prioritize the bill, though. So frustrating. And you know what? We are one of only 2 states that actually makes it a felony for a CNM to deliver at home. A felony!! Crazy.<br><br>
Dh says I should write a letter to each and every senator thanking them for blocking midwifery and forcing me to have my baby with no experienced help whatsoever.
 

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I am considering having a UC. If I don't chicken out, lol. We have no midwives around here, and I'm not sure about another hospital birth. My ds came so fast I didn't even push, so my ob told me if I ever got pregnant again she would induce me early!! AAHHH!! Not happening! And she is the only ob I would consider around here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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If you don't mind me asking, which state do you live in? CNMs don't attend homebirths here in MA, but I thought it was an issue with malpractice insurance. Just wondering if that's not the whole story?
 

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I am. In my state it is illegal for anyone to attend a laboring woman as midwife unless they have a paper from the state giving them permission. And the state only gives those papers to CNMs. I did just find out that there is a CNM who is considering moving back to attending births at home. She is the only one in the state, I believe. Still, I have been considering UC for a couple of years, and I may decide to do that, even if the CNM does go ahead and go back to homebirth. We shall see!
 

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Wow...I guess I must take it for granted that I can have a homebirth with a midwife and it's actually legal.<br><br>
That must be so tough!!
 

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Nebraska. The other state is Arkansas, I believe, but I may have that wrong. I just know the stat because of the legislative work we were doing.
 

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I'm planning both!SO exited!The last 2 times I felt like we didn't even need the mw,and last time she didn't even make it,an assistant did and SHE barely got here in time.I have no doubt I/we can do it and be just blissfully happy!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Alright ladies....<br><br>
anyone wanting to UC...but not quite so sure about UP? Anyone have a UC but had a midwife or something for prenatals?<br><br>
I'm considering going with a midwife at the hospital where I had DD...and then having an..."oops..we just didn't make it" type of thing (but the midwife knows I'm interesting in homebirth so not sure that would work).<br><br>
I'm also considering having a homebirth midwife do my prenatals.<br><br>
I guess..part of me feels like I could buy a blood pressure cuff and take my own (learn to take my own), I can buy the dip stick tests for urine that test for a bunch of things..and I can keep my own records....y'know?<br><br>
I don't want the glucose test, the GBS tests, etc. So what else is there?
 

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You can also measure your fundal height yourself, just in case you are curious to know when the baby drops. I did it once a week with our DD, although I did go to a once a month appointment.<br><br>
I go to the nutritionist for prenatals and they are mostly just checking ph and protein and glucose in your urine. You can definitely check all that at home.<br><br>
We have booked a midwife, although I don't expect a midwife to arrive in time for this one. I figure it'll be nice to have all the help afterwards. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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