I just found out that I am pregnant with me second!! My husband and I are super excited. We had our son in a hospital in the Midwest in 2010, which was fine I had no problems and loved the birthing process. However, I do not feel that I could have another hospital birth. I can't really explain my feelings I just can't picture a hospital or birth center birth. I want to be at home. I want my son to be there and comfortable, I want to be able to go to bed in my bed. So it would seem like a no brainer to have a homebirth. The problem that is standing in our way is that we live at least an hour away from the nearest hospital on a back country mountain road. It is a fully paved road, expect for a half mile road to get off our property, so assuming there are no cars in the way we can make it in under an hour if we were speed during the straight spots. I am having a really hard time deciding what I want to do. My husband is totally on board with a homebirth if that is what I want, but I am kind of scared. Everyone that I have talked to thinks that I am crazy for considering having a homebirth. So, what do you think? Am I crazy for considering it? How far from the hospital would you birth from? Are there any good links that I should check out?
I should add that I have not spoken with a midwife yet and even know if they will deliver this far from the hospital. Also, I have spotty at best cell service, and we run a generator and solar power, I am not sure if that matters.
Thanks for the help!