I'm considering not doing one this time around. With dd, everything went perfectly, great pregnancy, delivery was a bit off, but she was healthy (jaundiced, but we know now why and my midwife has ways to prevent it this time) ect. I'm young, (27) healthy, in good shape, all that. We are planning a homebirth, and I am getting routine pee and blood tests for sugar, iron, and whatever else. When I told my mom I wasn't having an u/s, she flipped. And she is very supportive of natural birthing practices, she had both my sister and I naturally. Her angle was, how will you know if there is something wrong? You will be at home and wouldn't know until baby came out, and then would have to transfer. My angle is, most things (major things) will present themselves beforehand through blood work or pee testing. I want to learn to trust my body, trust that the baby is healthy. Now though, I am having second thoughts! What would be the things that could be detected in an u/s that would affect my homebirth? And what are the risks of having u/s? Thanks!