Just wanted to introduce myself. Im sure Ill be on here with a lot of questions within the next few weeks!
I am pregnant with my 3rd baby, a little boy after having 2 sweet girls. :) Both of their births were normal hospital births, never had any complications or interventions, really, just always wanted a homebirth. And with this baby probably being our last, and Ive always wanted a homebirth, we figure that now is our chance to do it how we want. Ive been seeing an OBGYN this whole time and with my girls. So last week we met with a midwife (we are in Mississippi, there arent many!!!) and we feel totally comfortable with her, she's worked with a few of my friends, and so we are going to go for it! Yay! I am sooo excited. Im hoping to have a water birth. Need to figure out how to rent a birth tub...hmmmm.
Other than the Ina May book, what books do you recommend on planning for a natural birth? I had my second natural "technically." I got the epi but she came too fast for it to kick in. I remember it being very traumatic and scary. I'd really not like to be freaked out like that again. :/ Ive done a few weeks of the Hypnobabies home course, but honestly, I just dont buy it and dont think it will work for me. So Id like to be prepared in other ways.
Any advice or tips? Thanks! :)