Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Home birth help
Im 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my 3rd child. Its about time for me to have my first prenatal visit but im having a very difficult time finding a midwife willing to perform a home birth. Ive had bad experiences delivering in the hospital so im trying to avoid that and there are no birth centers in my area. Please help.
Cancel
7 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1035252 tn?1427231433
Keep looking is all I can recommend! Call up some Doulas in your area and see if any of them are aware of midwives who perform home births. It may simply be that the midwives in your city are not licensed or allowed by law to do home births....so it may be tricky. Are there birth centers within a reasonable drive, say 30/45-60 minutes?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
About 45-60 mins away
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1035252 tn?1427231433
how fast have 2nd stages been for your labor before? would you be likely to have enough time from water breaking or contractions starting to get to the center? I'd consider it worth it, honestly, to go somewhere birth friendly even if it required a little drive.

I personally have 2nd stages that go WAY too fast...both of my labors have been just a few hours long and pushing has lasted mere minutes..it wouldn't be an option for me, but if you have longer labors it might be worth considering! you could always call the midwives at those centers and ask if they'd be willing to drive?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
My first child was one, two, three and he was out. The dr wasnt ready for me to push even because it progressed so quickly. My second child was basically the opposite.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1035252 tn?1427231433
lol so it could go either way...well, I'd call the doulas around town and see if they have any knowledge of someone who would be willing to do a home birth :-)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1035252 tn?1427231433
look up an online blog called "birth without fear"....you can ask the blogger if she knows of any midwives in your city who do home births, and if not maybe one of her followers can give you a hand :-)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1806883 tn?1458324604
I live an hours coastal dr from my hospital and I've had a few children, I would go the birth center, as soon as anything starts to happen with me, I ring, then we're in the car and off I dont wait for the contractions to get regular or anything like that we just go, for the last 4 I've got there and within the hour have had my babies :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
KTowne, Shannon79, and hansen20 commented on Belle313's status
1 hr ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne 11 more days until we find ... Comment
3 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on photo
7 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI