We told my parents a few days ago about the new babe in the oven and our plan to have him/her at home.
My dad suggested the hospital route, come home the next day with baby as a good idea. "No muss, no fuss". I did this last time with Bee at the hospital birth center and while it was good, I think a HB will be better. Hospital still had a muss and fuss for me (damn 20 of monitoring in the tiny room)
It is not a safety thing, I think and he was born at home (actually an aunts house, post war UK, very "Call the Midwife") My mum thinks he just does not want to be around (and I respect that)
My parents would need to fly in and I love having my Mum around. Both my parents are the ideal post partum guests (the cook, they clean, they snuggle baby while I nap and take natural light photos, my dad built a deck last time). I would love my Dad to meet baby once we are tucked in bed and he would be great at watching my older kids.
So I am looking for ideas. How have other peoples dads done well with homebirth?