We are moving to another state in about a month and will likely not be able to purchase our own home. Most likely we will be living short term in an apartment or rental house until we find a house to buy. It is also likely that I will give birth to this baby before that happens. I'm having a really hard time envisioning birthing in a house that is not my "own." I'm also having a hard time knowing that I will leave the place where my baby was born.
I had my second child at my home here and I'm feeling emotional about leaving this house- his place of birth. I was really looking forward to birthing our next baby in a house that we planned on living in for many years and burying the placenta in the back yard. Now I'm faced with this situation and I just don't know what to do, think, or feel.
Dh keeps trying to help by saying things like "it's not the place, it's the memory, which you'll always have." He's not trying to trivialize my feelings, he's said so, but I just can't shake these feelings of sadness about leaving these places where I have birthed my children.
I would love to hear experiences from women that have birthed in a place that was not their permanent home and how you felt about birthing in someone else's space as well as how you felt about leaving it shortly thereafter.