I'm 25 weeks with my first and had a routine appt with my ob yesterday. I saw the midwife first and she went through things with me like Vit K & Hep B vaccines for bub, Groub B strep swab, gestational diabetes, delivery of placenta etc which I'm fine with, but she has given me some 'homework' to read on fetal monitoring. I have to say, I went home and read it last night and the thought just does not appeal to me at all LOL.
The brochure she gave me was informative, and wasn't really saying I should or shouldn't do it either way so I don't really feel any pressure. Its just that when I picture labour / birth I'm not seeing me hooked up to belts and wires etc
My ob has told me that everything is going exactly as it should and so far I'm very low risk. If it continues to be this way, is there any reason why I shouldn't be able to just say no to fetal monitoring? Don't get me wrong - if the baby is at risk I'm happy for them to check hear beat etc, but I was planning on a water birth and continuous monitoring just does not fit in with my plans
You'll have to forgive my naivete, I just hadn't heard about this before!!