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Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein View Post
I am picturing you laying on your back with your head under the water...
Even better! If baby gets to be a scuba diver, why can't I be one
post #142 of 149
Even when I brought up a birth center (with CNMs, not even lay midwives or home!) FIL was like "well there is a real doctor there too, right?"
"no, but they regularly work with one and he's available if they need backup"
"Well he'd see you during the pregnancy as well too then, right?"
"Probably not"
"So wait, there's no doctor at all? How is that safe?!"

I'm still kinda back and forth on homebirth this time (I know, I'm 30wks, I gotta get this settled...but we just moved and I'm still choosing a provider and the birth center/CNMs look pretty nice too). Anyway, if we do choose homebirth, I am inclined to not mention it to my in laws until AFTER the birth when we call to let them know that the little guy is here. My folks will know (my mom is a homebirther and she'd be thrilled) but my in laws would just freak themselves out and I don't need to hear about it. They can just wait for the birth announcement and the part about "born peacefully at home"
post #143 of 149
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Originally Posted by fwlady View Post
Yeah, I WISH! Of what I can determine with our health ins., if we do the whole OB, hospital birth and stay, my OOP costs would be the SAME or MORE as a lay midwife especially if the baby is born after the first of the year;

Me, too! We would actually pay more for OB care and a hospital birth...a couple thousand dollars more. We're saving a lot by having a home birth.

Re: the original topic, I haven't really told anyone yet except my friends who I know are supportive or who have had home births themselves. I might tell my mother, but the rest of my family & dh's family won't find out until after the fact. I need to be in a zen state from now through the birth, and I don't want to deal with any negative reactions....although I have laughed heartily reading this thread!
post #144 of 149
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Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
I had to comment on this phrase real quick w/ a funny story about DD's birth. She was a hospital baby, and for the first several postpartum trips to the bathroom, they want a nurse to be with you in case you fall down on the way or whatever. Well, after I went, I noticed that there was a little bit of fresh blood on the floor, so I got a piece of TP and bent over and wiped it up. The nurse told me that I didn't have to do that.
With DS I bled all over the floor the first time I got up to go to the bathroom. I didn't want anyone to come in and see it, so I cleaned it all up by "mopping" the floor with some wet paper towels. I don't know what I was thinking! After all, they're nurses, they see blood all the time!
post #145 of 149
My mother:
"You HAVE to go to the hospital. None of my children would have born without epidurals!"

My SIL called me last week, just having found out I was planning on a HB. She was very nervous and asked if she could ask me some questions about waterbirth. I was prepared for questions about safety and things like that but after dancing around the question for a while she said: "So when you have a baby there is a lot of dirty stuff that comes out. Are you just going to sit in that stuff while it floats around you in your pool?"
post #146 of 149
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Originally Posted by bannanachild View Post
My mother:
"You HAVE to go to the hospital. None of my children would have born without epidurals!"
Yeah, without the epidurals, they would have stayed in there forever!
post #147 of 149
OMG this thread has me rolling! Seriously!
post #148 of 149
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Originally Posted by Fujiko View Post
The only thing my mom (a registered nurse) said was, "When your brother was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck. If the doctor wasn't there he could have DIED. What if the cord is wrapped around the neck?!"

Me: Uh, the midwife unwraps it like a doctor would...What exactly do you think the midwife does, mom?



ETA: I have a family reunion next month (the first since before I was pregnant with #1) so we'll see if we have some doozies then.
Sometimes I wonder if people think doctors have magical powers to prevent problems in case of a nuchal cord. I don't know how many times I've heard this. "So and so had his/her cord around their neck and would have DIED if they hadn't been in the hospital"

Well, dd2 had her cord wrapped around her neck twice, she was born at home, there were no doctors there, and she's not dead.
post #149 of 149
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Originally Posted by bannanachild View Post
My mother:
"You HAVE to go to the hospital. None of my children would have born without epidurals!"

One of my SILs told me that none of her children would have come without inductions...

Yeah, cuz they'll just stay in there FOREVER!!!!
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