Originally Posted by bendmom
I notice I'm a huge ball of nerves with this homebirth compaired with having my first 2 at the hospital. I think I felt mroe relaxed b/c I knew that there was no cleaning, meal prepairing, sheet washing, supply purchasing, again with cleaning, and cleaning, and cleaning! I'm always worried I'm going to go into early labor and once of the boys hasn't flushed #2 in the toilet I'm supposed to use. Such rediculous thoughts, but they werent' there with the first 2. I thought homebirthing was supposed to be more relaxing, maybe that's once the labor starts and I can just hang out in the house as opposed to having to get stuff ready to leave, signing in, waiting for a room, etc.
My first two were FSBC births--well, the first was, the second was in our truck en route, lol. But my third was a HB. It was amazing to me that even tho I knew all the facts, I knew this was what I wanted and what was right for us, I STILL had to keep processing and regain trust and faith in such a new experience. I think it is normal.
This is my second HB and I have had some fears crop up, but totally different than last times. I think we're not really conditioned in our society to take responsibility for ourselves, especially in health care, and HB feels like the ultimate responsibility. Trust the process! Read HB stories. Breathe. LOL.
Originally Posted by MissMorgan
If I have the baby and come back and say "I want another one already!!" someone please point me back to all posts stating that being pregnant is by far the worst thing ever to me. And being pregnant with a baby/toddler to take care of!??!!? I cannot even being to imagine how hard it must be.
You know, I think my second pregnancy (and each one after) have been easier because
I have children to care for. Mornings can be rough in the beginning, but the more children I have, the faster each pregnancy goes!