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Homebirthers roll call

post #1 of 43
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(Stole this idea from the Jan 2011 ddc)

I'm planning my second homebirth. I've given birth once in a hospital, once in a birth center, and once at home. I'm a very private birther, so I'm only planning to have two midwives, no apprentices, and possibly a birth photographer. Part of me wants one, but really -- I want as few people around as possible. I just like to get my work done and push out the baby. If my older kids need dh, I'm okay with him not being there!

Speaking of which, my kids have asked if they can attend. We'll see. If the timing works and they're okay with it -- and I'm okay with it. All four of them were born between 1am and 2am, so if everyone is asleep, I'm not waking them up.

Who else is having a homebirth? UC?
post #2 of 43
We're planning to homebirth. I had my first in a hospital (planned birthing home birth, had to switch to hospital at 32 weeks due to heart issues with baby), second in a freestanding birthing home, and I plan this one at home. I'm the same way...I need a quiet, private atmosphere. I kept everyone OUT during my last until the very last minute or two, when I allowed people in.
post #3 of 43
I had two hospital births with a doctor and two hospital births with a midwife. I WOULD LOVE to have a homebirth this time around but it will depend on it our home is built in time! That all depends on if we have a warm enough summer for our cob to dry and get the roof on!! So hopefully I will be joining in the homebirthers
post #4 of 43
We are planning a HBAC. I am nervous about it, but I am more nervous of going to the hospital and having all the VBAC crap pushed on me.
post #5 of 43
I'm planning my 6th homebirth. I have no other experiences so it really is the only way I feel comfortable doing it. I like to be left alone while I'm laboring so it's very nice to be in my own house. Plus my labors go really fast so I would hate having to drive anywhere. My first 4 births were with a family doctor who did homebirths until a few years ago. He was actually pretty far away so it was just us and his midwife; He'd show up right as I was pushing with almost all the kids. This baby will be with the same midwife I used with my 5th baby. I loved her.
post #6 of 43
Me! I had UCs with my three middle kids, but am using my naturopathic midwife this time. I'm such a private labourer that I almost accidentally solo birthed my youngest, so we're going to come up with a plan so I don't go so far into labour land without letting someone know I'm going.
post #7 of 43
I've had one hospital birth and one homebirth. Planning a home waterbirth this time, pretty much a repeat of last time with the same doula, midwife and photographer.
post #8 of 43
I will be having my second waterbirth at home
post #9 of 43
I had DD #1 with the UCLA CNM at the UCLA hospital but there were nurses and residents there too for the pushing part. We're planning a home birth with www.birthgoddess.com My doula from the last time is her apprentice.
post #10 of 43
I am planning a home birth. I have had a hospital birth with a midwife, a birth center and because the last birth was less than 2 hours, i might as well stay home and avoid the drive.
post #11 of 43
I birthed DS in a kind of birth centre. It was a birthing cabin with a hydrotherapy pool and a birthing pool. It is owned by a OB/GYN who accepts private pateints. Anyway, a stunning birth that was then transferred due to retained placenta. Although I have my suspicions that his interventions after the birth of my son did not help issues.

Anyway, I am planning a home birth with a midwife this time around. And I want to make sure that any intervention for birthing the placenta is clinically indicated, and not just routine after x number of minutes.
post #12 of 43
This will be our third home birth, 5th birth all together. We unintentionally UC'd the first one, intentionally UC'd the second one and I was wanting a midwife this last time, just to have someone come and take care of me, as a woman does and a man often does not, simply because of being a man. But my husband doesn't want to have anyone else. So I'm in a quandry right now. What to do... either way, with midwife or without, it will be at home.
- Jen
post #13 of 43
My first one was at home in California, my second was at home (waterbirth) in Amsterdam and I plan another home birth, probably another waterbirth, with this one. Same midwife and doula as last time.
post #14 of 43
I will be! This will be my 2nd one.
post #15 of 43
Home water birth with midwife and doula!
post #16 of 43
Planning our 5th home/waterbirth, most likely 3rd UC.
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by fairydoula View Post
This will be our third home birth, 5th birth all together. We unintentionally UC'd the first one, intentionally UC'd the second one and I was wanting a midwife this last time, just to have someone come and take care of me, as a woman does and a man often does not, simply because of being a man. But my husband doesn't want to have anyone else. So I'm in a quandry right now. What to do... either way, with midwife or without, it will be at home.
- Jen
A post partum doula maybe?
post #18 of 43
Well I guess I feel like I can join this group. Heard a heartbeat today. I had a homebirth with my first and look forward to another one with this little guy. so glad to be here.
post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post
Well I guess I feel like I can join this group. Heard a heartbeat today. I had a homebirth with my first and look forward to another one with this little guy. so glad to be here.
Oh heartbeat! Yay!
post #20 of 43
Planning our second homebirth, our first was a hospital birth.
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