How would I go about doing this??
I have had 2 natural births. Both pregnancies were perfectly healthy and normal, but unfortunately, it's not the story with this birth.
I was deemed a high risk pregnancy because I basically have a million and one issues, but the biggest issue I have/had is a history of pulmonary embolism & stroke. My usual midwife reluctantly turned me away and apologized for not being able to care for me this time. I spoke to other local midwives, none would care for me.
So I guess I'm stuck with the OBGYN's i'm going to. They aren't supporters of my natural birth plan, and actually when I mentioned writing a birth plan for them, the OB told me not to waste my time, that this pregnancy isn't like the others I have had and things will go according to what safe for me first, what I want second.
Their idea of safety is forcing me into induction. I realize I can refuse refuse refuse . . . But I just feel so lost and as if I'm drowning in this pregnancy. The only thing I can think of at this point is hiring a doula to help me keep my voice and help me stay calm, because I'm very very scared through all this.
How do I go about it?