So, now for planning Silas' bubble wrapped birth. . .
We are hoping to move to MI in a couple months. By then, I will be about 6 months along. I spoke to our midwife there, and she gave me the name of a CNM who works in a birthing center there. I will speak to her today. The big hospital connected to Children's Hospital of Michigan says they offer water birth with midwives as well. This hospital also happens to be one of the best in the country for hemophilia. I will definitely be looking into that!
The problem with homebirth is getting the cord blood tested. Our midwife can draw it, and Matt could run it to a hospital lab to be tested, but they can't accept it without a prescription. We would have to find someone who would write a prescription for us, and a 24 hour lab that would accept it from my husband/midwife.
What we are looking for in a birth is:
- a totally hands-off approach
- water birth
- cord blood testing
- gentle baby care afterwards (ZERO separation, no heel prick, no vit k injection, etc.)
It will all work out. I will not fear. Although, I know I will have my moments.
~Silas, we will make the safest birth for you, sweetie. We love you so much!~