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Yup. One if my very close friends is a doula. So she will be there.
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Originally Posted by Mizelenius View Post

Slightly OT, but many homebirthing people say they love being in their home after the birth.  NOT ME!  I love being in the hospital at that point.  People take care of me!  They bring me food!  No one except the baby wants me to do anything!  I can devote 100% of my time to the baby-- which is really just about the only time that little baby will ever get all of my attention. 

 

Once I am home, it's back to business.  Life is the same as always, but I have a new baby as well.  Needless to say, I use up my full hospital stay for the rest!  I know there are people out there who have great friends and family who just dote on the new mom and baby, letting the pair rest and bond.  For them, I can see how being at home would be great, but for the rest of us who pretty much fly solo, the hospital can be a luxury.


This is me too.  I have had three wonderful, natural births in hospitals --  twice with OBs and once with a midwife (who acted more like and OB than a midwife).  I LOVE going to the hospital.  I walk into the hospital in full, panting heaving labor.  I am pushy and I am clear in what I want.  I want the lights turned down.  I will NOT lay on my back.  I push on my own schedule and when I am done, I want someone else to clean up while I take a hot bath.  

 

Now, I am never like this in my real life.  But there is something about birthing that makes me into a mama-bear.  And I enjoy being cared for when I need the help.  I want my husband to be able to hold our new baby and not be messing with cleaning up afterbirth and whatever else comes out of me. 

 

And really, a homebirth would just be more work for me.  I don't have close family and friends who would be able to come and cook and clean and care for my other children while I was recovering.  At the hospital, I can build my nest for a couple of days and just rest.  

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Yup. One if my very close friends is a doula. So she will be there.


Oh, you're all set then!  Be clear in what you want and be loud.  I have never had a nurse or Dr. argue with me when I have been in labor.  Maybe they don't want to get their fingers bitten.  

 

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