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Unassisted Pregnancy Robbie's Incubator 17 kids; Pearl City, Hawaii 7031 posts
2nd Sep '12

Does anyone have any experience with them? :)

TracyLynne! 34 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 358 posts
2nd Sep '12

Nope but just curious what is it?

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
2nd Sep '12

I have friends that UP/UC though I haven't personally.

Robbie's Incubator 17 kids; Pearl City, Hawaii 7031 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting TracyLynne!:" Nope but just curious what is it?"


It's basically going through a pregnancy with little to no medical intervention.
Meaning, you take care of all your prenatal care, not a doctor or midwife.



I plan on an unassisted pregnancy and unassisted childbirth. :)

TracyLynne! 34 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 358 posts
2nd Sep '12

Brave as hell!

Bon QuiQui 18 kids; Princeton, New Jersey 348 posts
2nd Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Robbie's Wife:</b>" It's basically going through a pregnancy with little to no medical intervention. Meaning, you take care ... [snip!] ... take care of all your prenatal care, not a doctor or midwife. I plan on an unassisted pregnancy and unassisted childbirth. :)"</blockquote>




Brave woman. I was diagnosed high risk this pregnancy due to DD being born premature, not even an option for me =\

Robbie's Incubator 17 kids; Pearl City, Hawaii 7031 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Bon QuiQui:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Robbie's Wife:</b>" It's basically going through a pregnancy ... [snip!] ... Brave woman. I was diagnosed high risk this pregnancy due to DD being born premature, not even an option for me =\"


Thank you. :)
My sympathies to you. I hope your pregnancy fairs well. ♥

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Robbie's Wife:" It's basically going through a pregnancy with little to no medical intervention. Meaning, you take care ... [snip!] ... take care of all your prenatal care, not a doctor or midwife. I plan on an unassisted pregnancy and unassisted childbirth. :)"


ooooh, ok. Yes my second pregnancy was unassisted. I went to the doc to confirm pregnancy, got my GD testing at the same time as my anatomy scan and those were the only times I saw the doc until delivery.

TracyLynne! 34 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 358 posts
2nd Sep '12

What are the pros of it?
Why are you choosing this instead of a doctor or midwife?
Just curious! =D

Hathor + A Due December 23 (girl); 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Momma Kylee +2.5:" ooooh, ok. Yes my second pregnancy was unassisted. I went to the doc to confirm pregnancy, got my GD ... [snip!] ... pregnancy, got my GD testing at the same time as my anatomy scan and those were the only times I saw the doc until delivery. "

THat is what I want.

Robbie's Incubator 17 kids; Pearl City, Hawaii 7031 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Momma Kylee +2.5:" ooooh, ok. Yes my second pregnancy was unassisted. I went to the doc to confirm pregnancy, got my GD ... [snip!] ... pregnancy, got my GD testing at the same time as my anatomy scan and those were the only times I saw the doc until delivery. "


I think I will probably go once, just to get an ultrasound picture and a proof of pregnancy (for legal docs).

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Mermaid Hathor Elaina-Wed:" THat is what I want. "


Than just be open with your doc and explain that. you dont HAVE to see the doc every month then every week like they make you think you do. I decline all tests and bloodwork. I know I have GBS so when I went into labor I told them to put antibiotics in my IV so baby wouldnt catch it.



I hate being poked and prodded. Im declining everything this pregnancy as well but I AM attending my appointments, mostly because it scares my SO and because I have an anterior placenta so I dont feel the baby this time yet. I go in to hear the heartbeat and then leave. If I had a doppler Id never go in except for my anatomy scan and to the birthing center for the birth. If SO would allow it at home Id do it but his ex and him had so many losses I dont want to scare him.

Robbie's Incubator 17 kids; Pearl City, Hawaii 7031 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting TracyLynne!:" What are the pros of it? Why are you choosing this instead of a doctor or midwife? Just curious! =D"


Not sure of the pros, but after doing a bit of research, I figured I can do almost all prenatal care myself. I just need to keep up with my weight, BP, listen to the heartbeat, measurements; all things I can do myself. I only ever really go to the doctor for illnesses and pregnancy is not a disease! It's something our bodies were meant to do. :)
Plus, it saves on money. Lol.

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting Robbie's Wife:" I think I will probably go once, just to get an ultrasound picture and a proof of pregnancy (for legal docs)."


Sounds like a plan :D
Im not a huge worrier usually so it wasnt too bad for me. He kicked a lot so i knew he was ok. This one i might barely ever feel with my placenta placement so its more for peace of mind than anything else. I knw what its like to have GD so i know how it feels and what to do, other than that there was really no reason to go.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
2nd Sep '12

I only ever wen to the Dr to get an ultra sound and that was twice. I wanted to birth at home but my SO said no.