We are pregnant with our 3rd baby. DS1 was born in the hospital and DS2 was a home water birth. We chose to see a midwife that works at the hospital because we can not find a homebirth midwife that takes our insurance. I have easy pregnancies and very easy/quick labor/births.
My concern is that I had previously thought that we can have the baby in the birth center (in the hospital) and stay for a few hours then return to our home. But today the midwife told us that it is mandatory that once the baby is born we will have to stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours after so they can do the newborn screening. And she also said that they 'have to' either to the Vit. K injection or eye drop- which we do not want.
Any advice?? My husband just wants to avoid any problems at the hospital and just have another homebirth. But if we *need* the hospital I want to know my options beforehand.