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I finally figured out what I want! Well, I kind of what. I would like an unassisted pregnancy (although I have to have some medical assistance and I do want the ultrasounds...)! Its where you do your own prenatal care. I would be monitoring my own BP, weight, urine, and fetal heart rate as well as checking fundal height. I can't do my own blood tests or monitoring for my Rh factor, so I will have to see some one and then just 'not feel good' and cancel my other appointments or something. I doubt the doc would notice. Once I hit the third trimester (unless I have an irritable uterus in the second) I think I can go regularly. Maybe. We'll have to see how it all goes.
I'm just excited I finally learned that what I want has a name!
Yes, I love the ultrasounds. They are the best part! They could seriously bribe me with coming in for all the visits if I had an ultrasound at each one. If I did a totally unassisted pregnancy I would go the ultrasound place mentioned in the other post and have those ultrasounds done, just so I could say hi to the LO. But I do need the blood work and the Rhogam shots, so it can't be totally unassisted.
I also plan on delivering at a hospital birthing center so I should establish some sort of relationship at some time with a midwife/ob...
Sounds great! I would love to do the same thing and even have an unassisted home birth but I know Dh would NEVER go for it lol. I will settle for a assisted home birth with a midwife, Dh is still on fence about that but it will happen. Whether he likes it or not lol.
Awesome that you have a plan
I do have a question just because I am not real familiar with this Why is it you want this? I do not mean this in any way other than I am honestly just curious just not wanting someone else "in charge" or your pregnancy?
I have found that going into the appointments to be extremely stressful. I hate doing it. Since I've moved to MI, I have found that to be the case even more so. When I lived in NE, I didn't mind going in... I don't know if its cause I'm older, or if its cause I 'know more', but I think mostly cause there are just fewer docs out here and the ones I've had, I don't trust, and I've been through a LOT of OBs, but stuck mostly with one and then this new one. Actually, there is another option if I change my mind or if DH refuses to go for it... I can look in the town we used to live in. I don't know much about the hospitals up there though... Maybe it would be worth interviewing some midwives up there though...