Hi Everyone!!! Thanks for reading!!!
So I'm pregnant with my second baby, and really interesting in having a home birth with this one. I'm not concerned about safety, or possible emergencies or anything like that, my hang up is purely logistical but is really causing me to have a difficult time deciding. I had my daughter through a midwifery practice that's only 10 minutes form my house, and although you technically give birth int he hospital, the rooms are beautiful, you only have your midwife there and you'd barely notice the difference. However, you DO have to ride in a car while having contractions (hospital is 30 min away) go through registrations, etc etc. Although the birth was amazing and fine, the next 24 hrs were enjoyable because none of us could sleep for obvious reasons. My post-partum period was very difficult due to prolonged bleeding, nursing problems, slipped disk in my back, etc. And the midwives that I used were amazing, I called them everyday, they knew me so well, I came in often for breast feeding tutorials, etc.
Now, here's the dilemma. To have a home birth, the midwife that I would go through lives an hour away and that's where you would have to go for your visits. Also, if I have trouble with nursing again, I can't just throw my then 20 month old and newborn in the car to spend at least 3 hrs there and back getting a tutorial. SO that's it!!! What's a bigger priority -the ease of having someone close by for visits and a good solid post partum support, or lacking in that area and going with a more comfortable birth? Any suggestions would be most appreciated, they want us to decide soon!!!! thanks!