Hi! I just wanted to ask for experiences/stories from anyone who had their first baby at home? (Intentionally, I mean!)
I'm such a homebody it verges on being a socialized hermit, and I'd really love for my first to be delivered at home in February. However, DH and I have no children, and of course have no clue what it will be like, no matter how many videos we watch! My MIL had all three of her boys at home, and highly recommends it, but no one on my side has ever done it. Their experiences in hospital where traumatic enough that you'd think SOMEONE would have, but no.
We had pretty much agreed to, anyway, but then we mentioned it during a prenatal visit, and my CNM was VERY strongly against it. Her opinion is that she's seen so many wacky things happen with births, better safe than sorry. But she's very pro-birthing center, and I've heard that most experienced homebirth midwives will bring most of the same equipment to a home birth that would be available at a BC. And I'm not high risk, not by a long shot. So now I'm wondering if my CNM just wouldn't want to do a home birth personally - which is fine, as we're moving and need to find a new CNM in CA, anyway.
There's a lovely BC that takes my insurance near where we're moving. I just....would really rather be home!