Before you harp on how I despise the medical field, please know Humnoy got four so I’m well aware about how “
un/safe” ultrasounds are. No, this post is about me staying true to a completely natural pregnancy and my stubborn ass.
My first experience with pregnancy and birth involved too much medical involvement than I would have liked. Some reasons were one of my midwives always pushed the epidural, I got four ultrasounds, and I birthed in a hospital. This time around, I’ve learned so many things about myself and the (out-of-hospital) midwifery model of care that I am doing it as differently and minimally as I possibly can.
My current midwife asked me if I have thought about the halfway-through-pregnancy ultrasound to check fluids and make sure there are no complications with the placenta. Well, I have thought about it and had thought about it since leaving last month’s prenatal visit but I’m sitting here still wondering.
Why I’m leaning towards, “Noooooo; stand your ground!”
I am a repeat low-risk pregnancy so what could go wrong this time?
My gut feeling is telling me everything is fine.
Why I’m leaning towards “Yes, get the one damn ultrasound.”😂
It would only be this single one the entire pregnancy… if everything looks good.
I’ve already had two ultrasounds at this point in my pregnancy with Humnoy so I should be proud!
Wouldn’t it be better to find out everything is looking good?
After pondering it some more, I realized that this is a pride issue with myself and my competitiveness with my internal guilt with my decisions with Humnoy. I feel compelled to stay away from one because it won’t be a completely natural pregnancy if I do? I want to re-do all the things I felt were wrong in my first pregnancy that I am being so stubborn for something that could possibly be helpful. I feel safe not getting one, but also not safe by skipping one. I then realized I have put in the time and thought that many other pregnancies would blindly follow unnecessary medical advice.
I left the birth center with the decision to schedule one in two weeks. I feel okay with this because I actually made that informed decision for myself.