In response to perspective -
Well, thanks for making me feel like an idiot, really. :
Anyway, I'd say it's a combination of the things Jessica mentioned - after all, there are eye drops "required" on the assumption the mother...
I just had my 4th homebirth two days ago. Although the first was very frightening at the time, and all were very painful, I didn't feel traumatized afterwards (I felt relieved and proud, mainly). This one was different.
First of all,...
I felt the same way during my fourth pregnancy, right up until the birth of my 4th healthy daughter yesterday afternoon. Never had any losses and no major complications with any of the births (all at home).
Annika Ida, born at home 2:07 pm, 12/15. 10lb 12oz, 21 1/4in.
I had a midwife appointment scheduled for 2:30, and when we made the appointment two weeks ago, I commented that maybe we wouldn't make it.
My due date was 12/13, and...
December 15th, 2pm
Born at home after fast and furious labor & three pushes. *whew*
She nursed like a champ and is doing great. I'm still feeling a bit disoriented - will post more tomorrow.
I had contractions strong enough to wake me up throughout the night, and as of now I'm still getting them - 6 minutes apart. I have a midwife appointment this afternoon & I had hoped I wouldn't make it all the way to it - maybe...