Has anyone chosen to deliver at home?

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Registered: 09-29-2008
Has anyone chosen to deliver at home?
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Wed, 10-27-2010 - 12:56pm

DH and I are trying to figure out what we will be doing: I want a midwife (had one with our first) but where we are living now the midwives only do homebirths.

Megan

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 1:07pm

I don't really have any experience aside from having friends who have had a home birth.

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Registered: 11-19-2007
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 3:38pm

I had a home birth with my DD and would not have it any other way! It was so peaceful and amazing. As soon as she was born I was able to lay in MY bed with her while my midwives took care of cleaning everything up. She checked on us once an hour for 4 hours and then we were cleared and they left. I didn't have to stay in an uncomfortable hospital bed, didn't have nurses waking me up every 2 hours. It was just so comfortable. The BEST decision we ever made!



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Registered: 06-25-2008
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 12:00am

I personally couldn't do it.

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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 8:34am

Hi Megan,

iVillage has a really great Homebirth board that you may want to visit.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 1:37pm

Honestly, I'm too chicken to even consider a home birth. After being induces with my son, I'm worried about having complications with this pregnancy as well. I hope you get a lot of information about home births though and it goes well for you if you go through with it!

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Registered: 10-24-2010
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 2:00pm

I thought about it, but DH would have kittens and we're really too far from the nearest hospital for comfort anyway. The birthing center is our compromise between DH's "best of modern medicine" mindset and my desire for a more natural birth.

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Registered: 01-25-2008
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 2:58pm

If you've had previously uncomplicated pregnancies and do what you need to do to be prepared for a homebirth then I say go for it. One of the moms on my DS's EC/PG just had her 2nd homebirth. She's rented a tub both times and raves about it.

Personally, I'll never attempt a home birth on purpose. I had major complications with my first pregnancy requiring 8 weeks of hospital bedrest & now after knowing a lot more of what can can wrong with a pregnancy & birth I'm too paranoid plus my husband is totally against it. But, I've also had two very, very great hospital experiences at two different hospitals in two different states.

Whatever you decide I wish you the best!!!

ERIN


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Registered: 12-06-2004
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 4:27am

I had a hospital/ c-section birth with my first. Once pregnant with our second, I was sick of every OB being so pessimistic about me attempting a natural childbirth. I then thought I'd attempt going to a birthing center (they wouldn't take VBACs), so my next option was a homebirth. My point to all of that

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Registered: 09-29-2008
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 9:42am
Thank you :-)

Megan

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 7:13pm

I know quite a few moms who have had homebirths and every one of them raved about it.

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