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post #21 of 59
We too are planning a homebirth. At first DH wasn't too sure, but if you talk about it enough and keep bringing home articles and book... sooner or later they cave and want to know more. He won't watch any videos however, hahah which is ok with me. I'm trying to find someone other than my OB (who I've never met before and was just assigned a random name on the list... I hate that) to see for care. However, where we live Midwifery is mostly illegal (only CNM in hospitals is allowed I think). So we are trying to decide what to do.
post #22 of 59
Kathryn, you can do it! I lived in Atlanta for awhile and there were def mindwives who did homebirths. I would just ask around. Thorn is also in Atlanta, and is really networked so I bet she can help you. Or, you can always drive up to the farm
post #23 of 59
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Originally Posted by Navy_Mommy View Post
We too are planning a homebirth. At first DH wasn't too sure, but if you talk about it enough and keep bringing home articles and book... sooner or later they cave and want to know more. He won't watch any videos however, hahah which is ok with me. I'm trying to find someone other than my OB (who I've never met before and was just assigned a random name on the list... I hate that) to see for care. However, where we live Midwifery is mostly illegal (only CNM in hospitals is allowed I think). So we are trying to decide what to do.
I'm in Monroe, a couple of hours from you. I can give you names and contact info for a couple of midwives that I'm interviewing, if you'd like.
post #24 of 59
I will be having my third home waterbirth and my fourth waterbirth (DS was born at a waterbirth center). And my fifth waterlabor (with DD1 I spent all of active labor in a darkened hospital jacuzzi room in the tub - they made me get out to push). Homebirth, and especially homewaterbirth is the only way I will choose to birth!
post #25 of 59
Count me in as well. We've had 2 home births and I wouldn't even consider any place else for birthing....unless I get dramatically ill or something strange. Both my labors were short and similiar in progression EXCEPT my SECOND labor was the most excrutiating pain in my life, whereas my first really wasn't so bad. So that makes me a little more nervous for my third.
post #26 of 59
This is me as well. DD was born in hospital, her water broke naturally and after 12 hours of nothing but laying in a bed they started me on pit. They threw the 'its been too long you need a c/s' a lot. But luckily I had done my homeowrk and DH and I kept throwing real laws back at the lol.

In some ways I feel like I am setting my self up for disaster. I don't have health insurance so in a a lot of ways a home birth is our only a ffrodable option. I worry that fear will get me transfer. I know a lot of mamas are doing hypnubabies or bradly but I really don't have money for eaither. If money miraculously comes to us I will do hypnobabies. But on the other hand, I really want a homebirth I want that empowerig experience because I know that I am made to do this. I am not made to lay in a hospital bed hooked up to needles and have some angry nurse yell epideral and c/s in my face (which they didn't actually, I don't really have a lot of trauma from dds birth)

But my pig headed determination got me through all the pain of nursing and I nursed dd for 26 months, all i need is my mom telling me it can't be done and I will do it just to prove her worng lol
post #27 of 59
We're planning either a HB or BC birth this time as long as everything looks good on the fetal echo. I had a nice hospital birth wit DS1 in Boston and a great HB with DS2. I don't want to have to drive in labor but we're also slightly nervous about being a bit far from the hospital at home. DS2's medical issues make us a little more nervous this time around.
post #28 of 59
We are planning our first homebirth with this baby. I am sooo excited!!!
post #29 of 59
we are planning our third home birth/water birth. I don't think i could give birth in hospital, i have to be left on my own during labour, don't talk to me and don't touch me, and don't tell me what to do. might have a uc / might call the mw, will decide on the day.
post #30 of 59
Count me in!
DS was supposed to be born at home but some extreme complications arose and my MW transferred me to the hospital for what turned into a c-section.
This time around, we are very confident that things will work better as all of the outside circumstances that made things so difficult have been taken care of.
I'm really excited!!!:
post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by Navy_Mommy View Post
However, where we live Midwifery is mostly illegal (only CNM in hospitals is allowed I think). So we are trying to decide what to do.
Are you still in georgia? My SIL has had at least one homebirth in Georgia, so I know it is legal. I'm just not sure what exactly they had to do.
post #32 of 59
From what I know, it's legal to have a HB here, but it's not legal for a Midwife to attend. Which really doesn't make much sense. I'm pretty sure the laws are changing though, and that it will be legal soon. That's what one of my possible MW's told me.
post #33 of 59
i want a home water birth. i am seeing my MW for first time next week and while i ws filling hte form today i asked the receptionist what the MW was like with HB's and she said it will be fine and wont be problem.

im a little worried about being pit reliant, i had a cold induction with mu 1st baby, spontanious labour with 2nd, augmentation due to Mec and stalling at 3cm for number 2 and pit augmenation due to stalling and blood in the waters with number 4. i am worried at no being able to progress with out help, but i know now that with the last on i didnt progress as i was strapped to a bed for hours on end, it can be coinsidence she was born less than an hours after i was sat up for epidural placement. if only i had been "allowed" to get up and move i would of been OK, same with baby 3.

i am concerend that i wil be told "you cant have a home birth for X Y Z reason" and am looking into the validity of those reasons.

my kids can be there if they want, and im going to ask my sister if she wants to come too, she will be 18 when i deliver.

i am crossing my fingers this baby comes on or very close to their due date, because f its late by more than 2 weeks im cutting in to the school year and thats bad for these reasons
1) i may get arrested for assault if some one asks me "have you not had that baby yet!" err yeah i did but i didnt like it so i put it back!!!! Kidding, i wont hurt them, just astound them with my dry wit. or confuse them, depends on who it is!
or 2) DS2 starts school for the first time and its going to be a big thing for him to deal with, add in a new sibling and the boy who is a handfull by himself is going to be even more of a challenge!
3) i already have a September birhday, i dont want 2 in the same month.

but at he end of the day, its not up to me when baby is born, they will be born when they are born.

Kiz
post #34 of 59
I, too, was born at home and saw my brothers born at home - so where else would I give birth? Both my boys were born at home. This one will be, too - barring real emergency, and my list of true emergencies is SHORT - and they all require c/s to resolve (just like someone else on here . . . )
post #35 of 59
I've had a hospital birth and then two amazing homebirths! The first one the midwife made it by 3 minutes and with my last son my husband delivered him because the midwife didn't make it on time.

We're hoping that this one the midwife will be present. We loved the experience with our last birth but it was a little too stressful for us!

I'm so glad that this group was formed! It's nice to talk with like-minded Mamas!
post #36 of 59
Like a pp, I labored in the birthing tub for about five hours and then got out for about an hour of pushing. I just couldn't keep my footing in the water. Does anybody have experience with the soft inflatable tub without the heater that has handles? The name is escaping me right now, but I'm curious if I'd be more successful pushing with the handles to hold onto as I'd love to achieve the actual water birth this time. I used the aquadoula tub with the hard sides and the heater which didn't work anyway, but I'm less concerned about heating the water in August than December.

Oh, but I wanted to point out for any first-timers that five hours in a birthing tub = no tearing!
post #37 of 59
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Oh, but I wanted to point out for any first-timers that five hours in a birthing tub = no tearing!
That is really good to know!
post #38 of 59
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Like a pp, I labored in the birthing tub for about five hours and then got out for about an hour of pushing. I just couldn't keep my footing in the water. Does anybody have experience with the soft inflatable tub without the heater that has handles? The name is escaping me right now, but I'm curious if I'd be more successful pushing with the handles to hold onto as I'd love to achieve the actual water birth this time. I used the aquadoula tub with the hard sides and the heater which didn't work anyway, but I'm less concerned about heating the water in August than December.

Oh, but I wanted to point out for any first-timers that five hours in a birthing tub = no tearing!
That's the LeBassine. No experience with it, but it seems like the handles would be really helpful for traction. That's what i'll be renting if I decide not to go with a certain MW who has 3 Aquadoulas she lets her clients use.
post #39 of 59
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Originally Posted by mama*pisces View Post
That's the LeBassine. No experience with it, but it seems like the handles would be really helpful for traction. That's what i'll be renting if I decide not to go with a certain MW who has 3 Aquadoulas she lets her clients use.
She may also be thinking of the Birth Pool in a Box. The midwife I apprentice with owns several of these that she loans to her clients/rents to her non-clients, and they're really nice. I plan to have a baby in one, come August.
post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by redpajama View Post
She may also be thinking of the Birth Pool in a Box. The midwife I apprentice with owns several of these that she loans to her clients/rents to her non-clients, and they're really nice. I plan to have a baby in one, come August.
Also wanted to add that another nice feature of this particular pool is that it has an inflatable seat in it. Most of our clients end up giving birth on hands and knees (often sort of hanging their upper body on the side of the tub, and sometimes using those handles we were talking about), but immediately after the birth, it's often nice for them to be able to sit on that little seat. It puts them up out of the water just a bit, so that nursing is easier, or just cradling their babies naturally works better (without putting the baby under water).
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