i haven't really joined the group yet, since i just got my BFP yesterday... but i'm lurking and felt compelled to post. DD was a very pleasant hospital birth with midwives, and i opted not to homebirth due to financial issues. i really don't want to go back to the hospital, and i especially don't want to stay at the hospital after birth. DH and i both love the idea of homebirth and have already found at least one midwife that we like who is willing to work with us in terms of finances, so we'll interview some more and then pick.
everyone i've contacted has basically said that no midwife wants a birth experience to be about money, since they're not in it for the money, and so they are willing to work out payment plans, barters, or something. whee!
Originally Posted by JSMa
How did your parents react to the news of a homebirth?
I'm going to try to wait as long as possible before opening that can of worms... but Mom keeps asking me if I will go to a doctor this time instead of the crazy MW that let me labor for hours last time. (DD was malpositioned)
i watched "the business of being born" with my mom, who was anti-homebirth at first. she's still not comfortable with the idea and doesn't want me to choose it, but at least she better understands my reasoning and stuff. i felt like that was a really good documentary for people who aren't birth junkies and don't have all the facts, because it really normalized it instead of making it this weird thing.
okay. back to lurking for now. once i've convinced myself this is a sticky baby, i will join.