I am adding myself here cause even though I'm still feeling a little ambivalent about homebirth this time around - I honestly hope that clears up soon.
I've had all of my kids at home, water births, good experience/not great/wonderful experience. In my last birth the midwives got there 8 minutes before she came, made me breakfast, and left. That was about perfect for us to be honest - lol.
I am dealing with some anxiety (which is not unusual at all during pregnancy for me), and have been flip-flopping in my mind even though we have already hired a midwife that I really do feel is competent, kind, and understanding.
Really, I am thankful I have 9 months to work out this fear/emotion/anxiety that is going on - cause I know that unless I surrender what I'm feeling right now in terms of anxiety than the birth is going to be a lot harder than it needs to be.
I did love our home births, very much so. The closeness it facilitates, the love we all felt, holding that sweet child in your arms as soon as it comes up...
My husband is being very strong and understanding right now. I mentioned hospital and he was reminding me all the reasons we avoided it from the very first birth, and how healthy our babies are, etc.
Basically, we are in the opposite situations of when we got our very first Positive. LOL
I was convincing him, cause he was all unsure about it.
Shoes on the other foot now.
The root of my fear is not home birth or hospital birth, it is just birth in general right now. Ridiculous, I know.
I'm going to read up on hypnobabies.