I'm not a stranger to this board but I feel silly because I have to re-introduce myself a third time because I didn't keep up with much once I went back to work last year. Perhaps this is what has kept me a lurker for so long.
My name is Conni. I've had two wonderful natural births and am pregnant with my 3rd and possibly last baby. This will be a different experience for me than my other two as I've had to switch care givers. After being with an amazing midwife program I am now with an OB. I still believe I can have a natural and hopefully wonderful birth experience as I am very confident in myself and my abilities but I will admit the change up is unnerving.
Last year a wonderful thing happened in our province. Until last April midwives were not covered under our provincial healthcare insurance - but now they are. I was so excited that THIS would be the year I would get my homebirth. But it turned out that it also ended up being my downfall as the midwives here are so full that I ended on a waiting list for several different midwife practices. In the meantime I started seeing my gp for basic care and access to diclectin which I need for severe morning sickness. As 20 weeks approached and no word from any of the midwives we decided to go ahead and get me in with an OB. Looks like this is where I am staying for now. Part of me is a little heartbroken and maybe that's why I've been quiet - but I know I will really need support especially given the new situation.
I've seen my OB once now and I've heard rave reviews about her but yet to find out really what the hospital's policies are. I honestly dont' care about her. She'll be there for all of 15 minutes if at all. It's more what I need to be mindful of as far as hospital policies. My plan right now since we're so close to the hospital is to stay home as long as possible.
Anyway I see many familiar faces and am happy to see more babies and lodges popping up for people I remember through the years I've been in and around here!