I just got a surprise BFP on the 19th and DH and I couldn't be happier! We had been told that it was likely that we wouldn't be able to conceive on my own because they thought I might be annovulatory. I guess God showed THEM! lol! I'm about midway through my fifth week now, and I've been doing a lot of thinking.
I've wanted a natural birth since DH and I had even started talking about the possibility of getting pregnant, but especially since I saw "The Business of Being Born." That really launched my own research into science of birth and recent trending toward c-section as simply a matter of course.
I'm worried though- DH and I don't have insurance right now because DH is finishing up nursing school (he'll be done in August and able to get a job with benefits) and we WERE both working until I got laid off (the WEEK before we found out I'm pregnant!!! The job market STINKS in Michigan) so now DH is the only one working, but he works two jobs, which brings him to full-time.
Long story short, we've just started getting government assistance (I'm NOT proud of that, believe me, and it's ONLY until DH graduates! 8-9 months, TOPS) and I'm scared that I won't be able to have as much control over the kind of the birth I have. I don't want to feel bullied into having anything less than the best care for both me and my baby just because of our financial situation, you know?
How do I handle this?