I had not called the birthing center yet, I was still debating it and pretty much just not thinking of it… Well, this morning they called me to see what was happening… I talked to the head midwife and told her that I really wanted to have a homebirth and that I was wondering if I could go for just a few appointments… She said that it takes up too much time and resources and they wil not take me if I am not planning to give birth there…So the decision has been made for me… I will not be seeing a midwife at all, I am in my own care for the pregnancy and birth.
I feel the need to get things in order before the birth too… I still have time but I want to have all of the paperwork and everything ready so that I have no running around to do after. I think that I will need to go see someone to get a signature to confirm that I was indeed pregnant… and then the other stuff I just need to figure out how it all works…
There are two alternative birthing resource centers in Montreal that give info on birthing, give Doula info etc and that could probably help me figure out what to do but they are both closed until late August… so for now, I will just keep growing the babe, keep an eye on how I am feeling and start prepaing things for the birth…
I went to a few “Devil stores” (Walmart) to see if they had the fishy kiddie pool (since all of the other stores don’t have any) and it seems that they don’t carry kiddie pools anymore but just the bigger temporary pools… weird… or maybe I was just too late in the season…. So I am still concidering the “La Bassine” pool…
All in all, I am looking forward to my UC… I can’t wait to labour at home and just let things progress normally and naturally in my own surroundings, in the place I know and feel the most comfortable in…
I’m sure you’ve thought of this already but was curious. What do you do if the baby is breech?
I see no problem in breech… I would let my body so all the work and let the babe come naturally, not rushing pushing etc to make sure that the cervix is completely ready. Beforehand though I would also try using techniques from Spinning Babies that uses maternal positioning, chiro appts etc
If the baby is tranverse I would do the same before labour started to try to get baby to turn, if it doesn’t work I would wait until labour started and hope that baby turns then and if I feel that it won’t happen while in labour it is one of the reasons I would go to the hospital since there is no way to birth a transverse baby vaginally.
I’m not sure if it’s overly helpful, or appropriate to say, but I’m saying it anyways..
I believe in you!
Fascinating! I’m excited for you and fingers crossed for a wonderful, safe delivery!
The idea of going it alone would make me hugely nervous. Which is not to say so much that I think you’re making a mistake as “wow – that’s fantastic and exciting and you’re a very brave and self assured person to be able to take this on!” I, too am excited and crossing my fingers.
While Paul’s birth was by c-section (for a few reasons), in the days leading up to his birth he was transverse. Sage went to the chiropractor. A couple of adjustments later, Paul was head-down and ready to go. I hadn’t heard of “Spinning Babies” before but I am guessing the techniques are similar.
I’m very happy for you, Paxye. I think the main help my midwife gave me was a lot of VERY GOOD education, which it sounds like you’ve been quite effectively obtaining for yourself. We are leaning more towards going unassisted the next time around.