• Have you had (or planned) a homebirth before?
Yes! DS was a homebirth and I am so glad I got the chance to have one. I would have been a c-section in the hospital because DS was asynclitic and I pushed for 5 hours. He came out eventually :)
• If yes, are you seeing the same midwife as before?
No, sadly we have moved from NC to NY. I will have an appointment to meet a midwife I think will be great in September, but I do miss my awesome midwife in NC!
• If you've had a homebirth before, what was your favorite thing that you had, and what did you wish that you would have had?
Favorite thing: just being able to do whatever I wanted where ever I wanted. I dilated completely in less than 3 hours and I really have no idea when I would have gone to get in a car. I don't really wish I had anything else except maybe a faster pushing stage, lol. I had all of these plans for things to do in early labor, food for everyone to eat, food for me to eat but none of that even matter because of how fast everything went. It was intense but I did think to myself right afterward "hmm that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be" maybe that was the whole natural drugs thing?
• If you haven't had a homebirth before, what are you most looking forward to?
• Do you have any fears that you feel you need to work through?
The whole long phase of pushing thing but I feel pretty good about it now. DS had a nuchal hand, cord around his body and neck, and was asynclitic which all seemed to hang him up.
And of course any and all other homebirth chatter!
This will be our second homebirth in an apartment. I had always dreamed that I would be in my own home and not have to worry about neighbors. I honestly didn't even think about my neighbors with DS's birth and they said they couldn't hear anything. We live in NY now and walls are definitely more thin, I am just hoping for nice neighbors. We are moving in December so hopefully we will find the perfect place and people :)