I am excited to be having a home birth this time after a transfer last time (though other than a pit augmentation I did it unmedicated though under threat of c-section). Same midwife, she was awesome and let me labour at home longer than she was "supposed" to and then let me labour in the birth center (about an hour drive, ugh!) for longer than I was supposed to and she had to actually go to some sort of board meeting to explain her choice to let me keep trying. My labour was only about 24 hours start to finish but I think most of that was pushing lol. So yes, it will work out this time!
Who's homebirthing? Any UC'ers? - Page 3
I've been mostly a lurker in this group because, for some reason, my Kindle Fire just can't handle these forums. Hmph. But we're definitely planning another homebirth with this babe. It will be a little tricky, because we'll be moving out of state when I'm about 6 months pregnant, so I'll have to switch midwives, but I found one who will do my care until then for only $400, and she seems great.
My first labor was pretty crazy long (65 hours), but because I was at home, it was still a really wonderful experience. Really excited to experience it all again!
We're doing a homebirth hopefully with the same midwife I had for dd2; she's wonderful. She's been out of town, so I haven't gotten in touch with her yet. Dd1 was a pit augmented, epidural hospital birth with a midwife (who acted more like an OB in some ways). I had planned to go natural, but had no support and they put me on pit almost right away. My midwife put me on antibiotics for no reason and they made me lay on my left side the entire time. Then I had the nurses and my husband all constantly asking if I wanted an epidural.
So, dd2 was an absolutely awesome homebirth, no interventions, no checks, no monitoring - me just going on instinct of what I needed to do. I would have been totally cool with a UC, but my husband was not cool with that *at all*. He told our midwife and me that she wasn't really for me, she was for him, he was the one who needed her! haha Which is cool, I wanted him to be there, and he needed her support or he would have definately freaked out had she not been (he was really stressed and nervous even with her there). But she was really awesome and let me call all the shots, which is what I wanted. She said she could even stay outside our house unless we needed her. It turned out we needed her to help set up the birth tub because I went early and fast, so we didn't have anything ready. Since I had used up all our hot water in the shower, she and my husband were toting boiling water from the stove to the birth tub while I was laboring. So, they were kept busy and I was left alone, which is what I wanted!
so interesting to hear about everyone's previous birth experiences!...
so we're planning to have home birth number two (this is the second baby). I LOVE our midwife, who was actually finishing her apprenticeship with the midwives we had last time so she was very actively midwifing DS's birth, which actually is a funny way to describe it because the labor was actually very private with no checks until I asked for one at the end...but she was present in a really beautiful way and did a lot of the checking in with heart tones that our state requires of Lisenced midwives. In fact, things were so focused and intimate between my partner and I that it's hard to image what I will labor like this time because DS will be 3 and running around. I don't see it happening quite the same way unless it goes relatively quick and happens completely at night :) tee hee hee.
I am way supportive of UC, but I feel like I want a MW present because I really like having someone to hold the space and wittness. I also love doing prenatal meetings too...