Hello Ladies. My name is Melissa and I am due with my second little girl in early August. I have been lurking on this site almost daily for a few months now, but was hesitant to post an intro due to some reservations about my docs office and my ability to birth naturally.
I was induced with DD (very long story) and was in labor for 42 hours, but I got the natural birth I wanted. However, we were living in Germany at the time b/c DH is military. We have sense moved back to the States and live in Vermont where our insurance is only accepted at one Obstetrics/Midwife practice. I really want the midwife to deliver, but there is only one in the practice and 6 obs. During your pregnancy you rotate through the docs/mw and get whoever is on call when you go in to deliver.
From other military wives I had heard some negative comments about several of the docs, but after meeting most of them and talking with them, I feel confident they will support me in my decision to birth naturally.
Some of the things that we have discussed and I am very happy about include not offering any pain meds unless I request, no IV or heplock, intermittant monitoring with freedom of movement, and laboring in position of my choosing.
I'm sorry this ended up being so long, but I am excited to join you ladies and am looking forward to another natural birth.