I am not pregnant right now, but have finally convinced my husband to *let* me have a home birth with #3, when that time comes. I have already started talking to the midwives in my area, and have one major concern... After my #1, I had cervical cancer and the treatment left me with an incompetent cervix. I had a cerclage with #2, and a fairly uneventful pregnancy other than that.
The midwife I spoke with earlier this week mentioned something about false unicorn root (?) and it maybe being an option instead of a cerclage, but she hadn't yet had a client use that instead of the cerclage, so I thought I would reach out to the natural birth community for answers.
Has anyone used it, or know of people who have, or does anyone know of other natural ways to manage incompetent cervix (my cervix began opening at 6 weeks, with interuterine bulging (?) and funneling from the inside out, according to my medical records), and does anyone know of any other websites I can visit for more information on this?
I am also hoping to find tips for strengthening the amniotic sac as I had *premature rupture of membranes* at 38 weeks with both of my boys and labor did not start on its own by the dreaded 12 hour mark, so I was put on pit. I am working on getting myself in great shape, and super healthy right now (exercise, good healthy food, etc) before I get pregnant again.