Originally Posted by lakeruby
I just want to know that I can do it!
This is me too, mostly. I'm an L&D nurse, and while I didn't really want intervention, I think there's a time and place for them. I've seen real life cases where babies and even moms have died from pregnancy/birth complications (not intervention complications), so I knew that if I needed them, I was okay with getting them.
However, I wanted to see if I could do it on my own, especially since I am thinking of becoming a midwife. Also, by deciding to go as intervention free as possible, I had more control which calmed me greatly.
In the end, my homebirth ended up being a transfer at the last hour for meconium and heart rate decels, with a bit of a vacuum assist right at the end. My booger had tied his cord into a knot that was getting tight when he descended! All in all, the entire experience was good as I understood and accepted each intervention as the true need arose, and thing mostly went well after.
Still, I did miss the more uneventful delivery I had hoped for, so this pregnancy I'm hoping to deliver at the birth center. I'd have done a homebirth attempt again except we moved, and this state is much less homebirth friendly.