Re: No prenatal care
I didn't see an ob until I was over 20 wks with this last pregnancy and I would have not even gone, but with my kidney disease, my BP gets really high. When I saw a lay midwife for #4, I checked my own urine and so forth. If I could (but shouldn't bc of my disease), I would go unassisted all the way, from prenatal to birth. I am confident in my ability to read my body and the signs of something going awry (which is what led me to go to an OB with my last baby). Check out Laura Shanley's unassisted childbirth stuff. She has an informative forum as well.
Jul, Mama to 1/2 dozen boys; and been doing those "off-beat" parenting things way before they were cool and learning more each day!