Sorry I just wanted to add that a few studies also show no difference in outcomes for discovering pp during birth or before, I am sure that is for in hospital though I am not 100% sure. I do stand by what E&B said re them though.
Point is when we trusted our bodies and sought out help when something was wrong birth was seen as a normal and natural event and high risk pregnancies were rare. Now we treat potential illnesses, test for conditions we're not even at risk for and monitor every movement, morsel of food we eat and have procedures performed 'just in case.'
If it were up to me I never would have invited a doctor to my son's birth let alone have him in a hospital where he will then spend his first few days. However no one will deliver a grade 4 placenta previa naturally, and im not confident to do it alone.
So Thermy... are you having an unassisted pregnancy as well as a freebirth?
I must say that I'm jealous of all you ladies freebirthing. It was such an awesome experience, but disappointing that I waited until my last to do it.
Not a free birther but I come in peace honesly.
Lets not forget that this is posted in the home birth section about positive unassisted births, can we keep it that way pretty please, Lets not forget it Christmas the mods all have lil kiddies to and want to enjoy the day, Not spend the day modding all us ally cats
Have a good Christmas Lufflies
I have deleted quite a few off topic posts from this thread.
This thread is for those who are freebirthing, or homebirthing with little interference to chat and share experiences.
This is NOT a debate thread. If you have questions - please ask them respectfully.
Just quoting the OP to remind you all
next pregnancy I will be possibly having a 12ish week scan for dates and to count babies, and a late scan to check bubs size and placenta position. (the areas I had complications in)
I don't want medical intervention if not needed, so if all goes well ill be leaving it at 1-2 tests, but the hospital will be aware of EDD.
I will stay home for as long as possible (and may end up freebirthing 'accidently') to avoid unneccessary intervention.
if I do freebirth I won't be going to the hospital for awhile afterwards, but will go for a check.
there is a big free/home birth community here, and AFAIK they have done a stat dec for BDM and that was enough to register.
Hey there, been reading along. I'm looking at having a semi "free" pregnancy, having a scan at 19 weeks and maybe a palp towards the end.
Were employing a Doula and a Lay midwife so its not a real free birth, but I will have 4 appointments with each more to discuss things than for prenatal care.
My current concerns are what should I be doing if I don't have a care provider during pregnancy? I know I can get low BP and low Iron and I'm aware of those issues, but aside from being aware if there is a lack of movement is there anything else that requires routine monitoring?
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