I'm just looking for some advice form someone who's not going to look at me like over got two heads. I'm 27 weeks pregnant with my second baby. I've told my midwives from the beginning I want a homebirth and they said it was an option. Now they seem to be trying to steer me away from a home birth. Im perfectly healthy, so is baby. The only thing is I have some issues with anxiety but I've been doing everything to control it and I just feel like they're trying to come up with *any* excuse to make me give birth in a hospital. Hospitals scare the snot of me! I would like to point out I was totally calm and focused when I had my first baby, no anxiety at all, even tho i had him in the hospital. I'm afraid they're going to do everything to try and keep me from having an assisted home birth.
I'm starting to think about laboring at home until I'm too far into labor to drive to the hospital, but only if baby and I stay healthy with no complications. I had my son in 2 1/2 hours from first contraction to birth so I do give birth very quickly. I had no complications post birth.
I just feel so sneaky thinking about this, sort of an "unplanned" assisted-after-birth home birth. I want to be safe but I don't feel these women are being honest with me and at last minute are going to force me into a hospital birth.
I'm trying to do some research on what to do if they don't get here in time, just to be safe. I live in Canada btw.