What would you do (pregnancy/birth)? (kinda long)
A little back story... I am 15 wks with baby #4. I've had 3 previous hospital births, two with CNM's, and one completely natural, unmedicated birth. I am planning another natural birth with this baby. I have never had any pregnancy/birth complications.
We are living in a new area now, and there are NO midwives anywhere within 2 hrs, so I am stuck with an OB... and OB that I am not very fond of, to make it worse. This is not my 1st rodeo, and I'm frustrated by the appts. Feeling like they are a complete waste of time and money, since I already know what to expect, and the dr spends maybe 5 min per appt with me (last one was 2 min tops... no joke). On top of that, my insurance is only covering a tiny portion, which will put me around $3200 out of pocket for the prenatal care + delivery/hospital stay.
I have been seriously considering doing the rest of my pregnancy unassisted and monitoring myself at home. I will be going for my 20 wk anatomy/gender scan, but thinking of calling it quits after that. I still plan on doing a hospital birth because my husband really isn't on board with an unassisted homebirth and I'm GBS+.
Does this seem crazy, or a reasonable thing to do given my situation. I'd love to just go completely unassisted, but not sure I have it in me. I like having that extra support/reassurance at the very end.