Gretchen - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )
My insurance isn't going to cover much of the pregnancy/birth, unless I switch and then it's still quite expensive. All for nothing I think because women are designed to have babies and know how to do it. I've had one in the hospital and ended up with an epidural because I thought I'd get a break before having to push and get to sleep (i was so tired from laboring for 2-ish days..and the thought of a 3 hour nap sounded awesome, especially since I knew sleep wouldn't come easily once she was born)... but alas, no such luck, she wanted OUT.
For my 2nd, I want a natural, un-medicated birth and have a Hypnobirthing book and know someone who's done it and am set on a natural birth, and DH is on board. However, MIL is an RN and I bet she'd FREAK if I wanted to just save money and not do the hospital thing, just do it at home with a doula and/or midwife.. or a birthing center (if we have one around here..), and I called my mom to see what she'd think and she flipped out too, saying there's so much that can go wrong and it's best in the hospital (she had 2 sets of twins and had complications a LOT with the 2nd set's deliveries).
And I kinda want an ultrasound half way through the pregnancy.
Soooo.. ? ANyone else deal with this and keep the peace?