Update in post 16
Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I had some questions so that I can be prepared for any circumstance that may happen!
My plan is to have a minimally invasive hospital birth and my OB is very on board with this. I don't want a home birth for multiple reasons, but I don't really want to get into that.
What I am worried about is this labor going like my DS's did.
I had no idea I was in labor until my water broke and then it was obvious I was in transition and he was born in under 5 minutes of pushing. I happened to already be at the hospital when this happened though, being checked on for what I was pretty sure was my water leaking(and it was, but at first I just thought I was peeing myself :confused: lol!)
I live out in the middle of nowhere, 20 minutes from 911/support and another 30 minutes from the hospital.
And I live alone...
I want to be prepared if the situation arises that I end up birthing at home while waiting for someone to show up.
I'm not afraid of the situation, whatever happens will happen, but I want to make sure I actually have the supplies needed in case I have to suction the baby or cut the cord or whatever.
I would also love to read up on "what to do when" type stuff.
Like: I was going to do delayed cord clamping in the hospital, but if I have the baby at home... should I just do lotus until help arrives?
What about monitoring my own bleeding or checking the placenta to make sure it is whole? I am not opposed to eating some placenta if I am bleeding too much. I've heard this is something you can do to help?
Mostly I am looking for a good supply list, some how tos, and encouragement.
I still have plenty of time to prepare and read up, but I want to start ASAP to make sure I feel secure if it does happen.