Soon after being 100% sold on a home-birth or a birthing center, it dawns on me that my insurance (Medi-Cal. Government Aid) does not cover midwives. It took all night to cry the tears out.
No use in crying anymore. It is what it is. I can't fork down 5,000+ dollars and my insurance is a no-go. Stiff upper lip! You can do this, Susan! Natural birth in a hospital!
I am blessed enough to have found Dr. Right on my second try.
Yes, he'll allow birthing in a position other than on my back.
Yes, he's pro-unmedicated birth and even admits, "It's much healthier
for the baby!"
Yes, he is encouraging me to labor at home until the last minute before my water breaks or I see blood.
I was thrilled to hear all of this! His downside? When I asked about having intermittent
only fetal monitoring, he actually
mumbled, "I could get sued..." and then quickly replied, "We'll talk about it when the time comes."
What?! No! No! I want to talk about this now!
I'd love to be able to walk around during labor or even labor while squatting and I can't do this with wires and tubes up my crotch! .....No, I did not exclaim this. I didn't want to scare him off just yet. That's for the next visit. Better leave it at that for now. I can't believe I even have to worry about this kind of thing!
Anyone else out there attempting a natural birth in a hospital? Or have been through one before? Is it possible to get through it without pressure and drug offers or being snipped and cut?