Anybody here ever switched from being a home birther to a hospital birther? I had an AWESOME experience with my first. I grew up in the Netherlands, so home birth has always been super normal to me. I saw an OB with my first until 21 weeks, when I found out first hand how mean he & his staff were. Super anti natural birth. So that made the decision for a home birth easy.
When I got pregnant in February of last year, we found an amazing home birth midwife who I absolutely adore. At 10 weeks we found out the pregnancy was a molar pregnancy, and we went to a hospital in Boulder to see an OB. My experience there was so wonderful. I know that must sound so weird - describing being admitted for a molar pregnancy wonderful. But the OBs there were just so sweet and never looked at me weird for having had a HB or wanting a HB. My recovery after the D&C was slow, but the after care from the OB was great and for the first time ever, I didn't experience any white coat syndrome.
So when I found out I was pregnant in early December, I called my HB midwife to start care. But something just didn't feel right. And it's not her - it's definitely me (gosh, that sounds like the tacky line one of my HS BF's used to break up with me). Anyway, I decided to call the OB practice to see if they would take my insurance and they do!!! I've had an appointment there already and I feel completely at PEACE. I don't know if it's my paranoia or a genuine gut feeling - but I feel like I need to birth in the hospital. Its a fabulous hospital with labor tubs in every room, comfortable rooms with queen sized beds & nice sleeper sofas etc. Super natural minded, too.
Anyway, to get to the point of all this... I almost feel guilty towards people I know that have had home births for choosing a hospital birth. Am I just a weirdo? I feel like I'm gonna have to defend myself and explain and I have no clue why I feel this way!! So, anybody out there who went from home birther to hospital birther? Can you relate?