I am having my third one and I am doing a home birth. I had my first at a hospital with an ob and had a terrible experience. the second baby I had with a midwife at a birthing center. Loved it much easier I love mid wives they are so caring and knowledgeable. Try and go with a certified nurse midwife tho. Don't let anyone discourage you its your baby and your body.
We get what a lot of people at a hospital don't more control over our birthing experience. Just think of that. Less germs too :)
I am having twins so I can't because just too many factors to go wrong but man before I found out there were two, I wanted a home birth in the worst way! If you haven't seen "the business of being born" on youtube, you must watch it!! Its so empowering and it makes me so jealous that I can't have one. Good luck to you!
I have no experience, but if you're a good candidate I'd highly recommend it!
That was a good show it was very empowering. It really points out how corrupt our maternity care is in the us
My mother in law made me watch that with my first. Awesome movie.I too have had horrible hospital birth experiences.. It seems like homebirths are starting to become more common. Two people that I know just recently had them
I wanted one the first time around but my husband was nervous about how it would all work so instead I had a natural, midwife-assisted delivery at a birthing center. Which was honestly a great experience. Since it went so well my husband has no more concerns and we're looking for a CPM to assist for a home birth this time.
Right now we live in an apartment so we are limited on space. I hope that doesn't prevent me from being able to get a birthing pool. I think an at home water birth would be amazing
I actually had a planned homebirth for my first baby in May but ended up in the hospital for a csection. My midwife checked me when my labor started and felt a butt instead of a head. I wanted one soooo soooo badly. :(
I had the water birth with my son. It was amazing. Very tranquil my midwives turned the lights down low for me and lite some candles and it was relaxing.
I'm all for personal choice, but if you do decide to go with a home birth please make sure that you are prepared that if something is not going well that you may need to go to hospital. No ones life is worth the risk. I personally would not attempt a home birth unless I was 100% confident.
My sister in law delivered her last two at home and loved both experiences. One of the babies was even breach. She had no issues and highly highly recommends the experience. Good luck. :)
I love to hear stories like that texxan - I know there are midwives out there who are supportive of vaginal breech birth but they are so few and far between! It isn't necessary to undergo major surgery just due to positioning and I wish more people were educated on that fact. Nearly everyone just gives up and heads for the OR but there IS another way. Congrats to your SIL for her successful and positive birth experiences!
I know people who have had unassisted homebirths.. And have had enough medical background to know when it should be time to goto hospital should something happen. And have had successful homebirths.. My husband and I already agree that we will not do this. We are going to have a midwife. We already have an entire birth plan
I had hospital births and a birthing center and the birthing center was the best. my birthing center has a new rule that you have to be 37 weeks even though I have had healthy 36 week baby. I told my husband if my baby came before 36 weeks I would go to the hospital, 36 weeks I would have baby at home and 37 plus I would go to the birthing center.
Since right now we live in an apartment and are so limited on space we also talked about going to a birthing center but there are none in our area. The closest one is about 3 hours away. And the closest hospital that delivers babies is over an hour away.e live right down the road from a hospital. It doesn't deliver babies but if something were to go wrong they would be able to help