I just found out that I am pregnant with #2 about a week ago and am hoping for a home birth with this one. We had DS at a SABC, and while that was wonderful, I'm really feeling the need to stay home to have this one. For a couple of reasons #1 being because I want to (didn't like leaving last time, even though I desperately needed help from my midwife), but also because I'm working as a doula and thinking about pursuing midwifery. I think it's important that I experience birth in the setting that I want to work -- make sense?
Anyway, I thought that DH was on board with this as we had discussed it a bit before I got pregnant. I mentioned last night that we probably needed to start interviewing midwives when we got back from our trip next week, and he responded "Oh, you were serious about that?" He assumed that we were going back the the birth center and is really nervous about the idea of a home birth. Some of this comes from the fact that I tore badly with ds & had to be transferred for repair. Yes, it was nice to be close to the hospital for that, but honestly we have 2 hospitals that are 10 mins or less away. I think he is most comforted by the back up equipment that he feels that cnm's have at the birth center and is worried about the "what ifs" of a home birth.
Just curious if other have been through this and have suggestions and/resources that might help DH become more comfortable with this idea. TIA!