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post #21 of 65

Baby #1~We are in a very home-birth-unfriendly state...but so glad that we know a midwife!   And we have our first appointment THIS WEEK!!!

 

I haven't decided yet "how" I want to have this baby...but I know I want him at home!  Our midwife is a Certified Doula and has delivered countless 

of my friend's children...so I have utmost confidence in her.  I also live in a MAJOR city, and have 3 hospitals within spitting-distance.  

 

And I am so excited!

 

Mrs B

post #22 of 65

We are planning our third homebirth. baby #1 was born in a birth center -- all of our births have been soley midwife-attended.

I have a jetted tub now in our new house and I can't wait to put it to use in labor. :)

post #23 of 65

This will be homebirth #3 for us. I am really looking forward to it. 

post #24 of 65
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Originally Posted by mrsbernstein View Post

Baby #1~We are in a very home-birth-unfriendly state...but so glad that we know a midwife!   And we have our first appointment THIS WEEK!!!

 

I haven't decided yet "how" I want to have this baby...but I know I want him at home!  Our midwife is a Certified Doula and has delivered countless 

of my friend's children...so I have utmost confidence in her.  I also live in a MAJOR city, and have 3 hospitals within spitting-distance.  

 

And I am so excited!

 

Mrs B


How very exciting!!  joy.gif Hope your appt. goes well. I e-mailed my mw and can't wait to set up an appt!

post #25 of 65

Hello. I just joined the July 2011 forum. I am expecting baby # 3 in July and this is our 1st midwife homebirth experiecne. I meet the new midwife on the 6th of January. I am very excited to finally have this option through my insurance now. My 3 and 5 year old daugthers are quite excited as well. Any advice for 1st timers.

post #26 of 65

I'm in a very homebirth unfriendly state, too. Someone at the OB practice I went to for a while when I was pg with ds3 reported me to CPS for having a homebirth. That is one of only two civilian OB practices here. There is only one hospital. There is no way I'm going to have a baby at that hospital with any of those docs or their staff CNMs.

post #27 of 65

Homebirth #2 for us too!  Same midwife.  We love her.  Different home though.  Our first babe was born in an apartment, we got a house when he was 4 months. 

post #28 of 65

Another homebirth this time. My son's birth was about as close to a homebirth as we could get in a hospital but after we moved I knew I'd never be able to recreate that scenario at any of the hospitals in our area. My daughter's homebirth was supposed to be midwife attended but she came too quickly and was a solo birth with my then one year old in attendance. I'm seeing a different midwife this time around and really like her, and she's closer so hopefully that means no missing the birth wink1.gif We're in a different house this time too and it was so sad for me to leave our old house where DD was born. 

post #29 of 65
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Homebirth #2 for us too!  Same midwife.  We love her.  Different home though.  Our first babe was born in an apartment, we got a house when he was 4 months. 



 Our 2nd DD was born in an apartment and we bought a house when she was 15 mos old. love.gif I'm anxious about birthing in my "new home" (even though we've been here over a year) and hope I can build a comfy birthing space before baby comes.

 



 

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Originally Posted by ~Katie~ View Post

Another homebirth this time. My son's birth was about as close to a homebirth as we could get in a hospital but after we moved I knew I'd never be able to recreate that scenario at any of the hospitals in our area. My daughter's homebirth was supposed to be midwife attended but she came too quickly and was a solo birth with my then one year old in attendance. I'm seeing a different midwife this time around and really like her, and she's closer so hopefully that means no missing the birth wink1.gif We're in a different house this time too and it was so sad for me to leave our old house where DD was born. 


I know the family living in our old apartment. The woman is pregnant too and taking belly pics in the same mirror I took my own belly pics in a couple years ago. I had a hard time leaving DD's birth place as well.
 

post #30 of 65

First was a hospital.  Second was home (in an apartment).  Third is planned home (now in a house)!

post #31 of 65

We are planning a homebirth. DD was born in the hospital with midwives (and it was great) but she was preterm, so I am just focusing on getting to term.

 

MarineWife - have you tried a TENS unit?

post #32 of 65
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Originally Posted by singin_angel View Post
 
MarineWife - have you tried a TENS unit?


I should know what that is because I know I've seen it before but it's been years. What is a TENS unit?

post #33 of 65

planning homebirth #2. For us, a homebirth means moving to "town" temporarily, as we live in a small village 2 hours from medical care. I can't find a midwife to attend out here, and even if I could, after knowing what is going to happen, I feel more comfy closer to the hospital. We call it a birth vacation!

 

post #34 of 65

We would love to have a homebirth but got burned so badly last time ($4k out of pocket for my daughter's birth) that we may go with a birth center. All the midwives here ask for the money upfront and you don't get reimbursed until after the birth. Also, if you have to transfer after 36 weeks, they keep some of the delivery fee. That's what happened last time. The birth center we are looking at is in network for our insurance and only collects copays as you go. 

 

I'm going to contact the local midwives to see if any of them will work with us considering what happened last time, but I'm not really holding out hope. I know why their policies are the way they are, but it burns really badly to pay a midwife $3k for what boiled down to 10 or so prenatals. 

post #35 of 65
Thread Starter 
MarineWife: I saw this site today and thought of you. Maybe there is some good stuff here that will help you work through the fears you mentioned (also for anyone else with fears to work through!)

http://www.positivebirthstories.com/affirmations/
post #36 of 65
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post #37 of 65

Thanks, radicaleel.

 

I've been thinking about taking another birthing class. The only two available in my area are Bradley and Lamaze, both of which I've taken before. It's been 20 years since I took Lamaze, though, and I think it has changed some.

 

Do any of you have experience with Lamaze recently and/or how either of these classes helped with a homebirth?

post #38 of 65

We're planning a homebirth for our baby #2.  Baby #1, my daughter, was a planned birth center birth, turned transfer after 3 days of on & off labor, turned c-section.  Hoping for a better outcome this time around, but nervous about choosing the "road less traveled."

post #39 of 65
Because I'm wanting a VBAC, we have to choose between a hospital birth that insurance will cover, or a midwife that we pay for out of pocket... which we'd have to put on a credit card.

I really really really wanted a home birth this time, but It's looking more and more like it'll be hospital for us. greensad.gif
post #40 of 65

I'll have to pay out of pocket again for my homebirth. While my insurance does cover homebirth with a CNM and I do have CNM now, since she's an employee of a hospital as well the insurance considers it a conflict of interest and won't cover care with her. If I have a hospital birth, it would either be free or cost something like $17 a day. It's very frustrating but worth it for me to have the freedom to labor and birth the way I want.

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