D. Professional Care1. Limitation of Services Offered by Birthing Center: (I) In order to be delivered in abirthing center, the woman and/or her infant shall exhibit no evidence of:a. Severe anemia;b. Diabetes mellitus;c. Symptomatic heart disease;d. Severe hypertension or preeclampsia;e. Renal disease;f. Thrombophlebitis;g. Multiple gestation;h. Active herpes (within one week of delivery), syphilis, or HIV positive;i. Placental abnormalities;j. Premature labor;k. Intrauterine growth retardation;l. Fetal disease;m. Previous caesarean delivery with classical incision;n. Desire for transfer;o. Anticipated macrosomia;p. Breech birth;q. Six or more (nonmiscarriage or nonabortion) pregnancies;r. Polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios, or chorionitis;
A couple of weeks ago I finally found out they did grant the waiver! I am really excited about this. While natural birth and giving birth are not new to me, being able to have prenatal care and hopefully give birth in such a wonderful environment is! The facility is beautiful, the birthing rooms are amazing and the staff are all great. I am now hoping that everything goes smoothly and I am able to give birth to this baby there. Not being hooked up to monitors and being able to move freely throughout my labor as well as having access to a huge birth pool to labor in will be so nice!
On February 15th I have the usual 20-ish week ultrasound with the OB that the Birth Center consults with and then my second appointment at Charleston Birth Place after that. I am 19 weeks today, so I'll be 1 day shy of 22 weeks at the ultrasound. I'm sure they'll confirm he's (still) a boy at that time as well.
This is a new journey I'm really excited to be on. I'm thrilled that we're having another baby and I really love the life my husband and I have together with our children. Here's to hoping everything goes smoothly!