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post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by bthuntamerc View Post

Those are the reasons I'm going to try for a homebirth. Made an appointment for next week with Suzanne Thompson in Seattle. Wish me luck! Thanks for all the advice. Nice to know there are supportive people out there.

Awesome, i hope it went well! I'd just like to add that i skipped childbirth classes and opted for reading books like Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Birthing From Within. These were very helpful for preparing for my home births. I highly recommend them, especially if you have any fears or want to be inspired by amazing home birth stories. Home birth can truly be an amazing experience...i have never been so in tune with my body and intuition and i have never experienced anything so miraculous. I cant speak for those who've had hospital births, maybe they would say the same thing about their births, but i know that a big reason why they were so amazing is because i felt very comfortable and in control. I didnt have to worry about being messed with or having to answer questions or being moved around, i could just be one with the flow of labor, relax into it and just breathe. I know those were the best possible birth experiences for my babies as well and that awareness has created a deep sense of satisfaction and gratitude that i will carry with me always.
post #42 of 51
I just recently had a HBAC 6 weeks ago, and as a mama that had a baby in both a hospital and home setting, I can whole heartedly say I would never have achieved my vbac in the hospital. Home was absolutely the best choice for me. Best of luck to you.
post #43 of 51

We've wandered pretty far afield but:

 

If one can have sex in your apartment, one can birth in your apartment.

post #44 of 51
I don't get the sex/birth noise volume comparisons. Sorry, I just think they're very far fetched- at least for me. I have teenagers in the house and have spent my entire adult life as a mother, never freely vocalizing during sex. Your volume is a choice then. During birth, however, I don't experience brief pleasure, but longer durations of unbearable pain, and I shriek like a banshee- like I'm being killed, because that's what it feels like. Not controllable. I would take noise level into consideration (not that it's a make or break issue) and I think the OP is smart to do so.
post #45 of 51

There are quiet birthers too, and those who do make a good deal of noise but it's moaning. I've seen hypnobabies birth videos where the mom barely made a sound. I tried hypnobabies and the hypnosis in birthing part didn't take, so I did need to make loudish moans. Only one scream though, when I was stuck in an uncomfortable position in transition.

post #46 of 51

More often than not I hear stories of women thinking they were way louder than they actually were. But, I have not doubt there are those super loud birthers. 

post #47 of 51
I guess my point is less about how loud a given woman will be during childbirth, and more about sex volume being a poor predictor of birth noise. No doubt everyone is different, but I just don't get the comparison.
post #48 of 51

I've had a hospital birth and a homebirth, and it's definitely a far, far more relaxing experience to be at home than in even a very progressive, wonderful hospital.  Just my 2c!

post #49 of 51
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I guess my point is less about how loud a given woman will be during childbirth, and more about sex volume being a poor predictor of birth noise. No doubt everyone is different, but I just don't get the comparison.

True. Probably the more accurate thing to say is, "If you can have a baby in an apartment, you can have a baby in an apartment."  Meaning, if your little infant is going to live in the apartment after she/he is born, your neighbors may as well get used to a little noise. ROTFLMAO.gif   

post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

I guess my point is less about how loud a given woman will be during childbirth, and more about sex volume being a poor predictor of birth noise. No doubt everyone is different, but I just don't get the comparison.

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I didn't say it was any sort of predictor!!! Eeeep! Where are you even getting that?!

I am saying, women birthing are not louder than some "loud" people engaged in sex. 

 

post #51 of 51

Hello, members!  

 

This thread became difficult to follow because some members continued to focus on the OP while others verged off topic. The topic was about the research into the risks of vaginal birth and the merits of elective cesarean section.  

 

Members did not feel we can offer a balanced discussion of this subject in the HB forum and I agree that this is not the forum for that discussion. I have moved the posts related to the topic of risks of vaginal birth and elective cesarean to their own thread in the Birth and Beyond forum so that all of our members can participate. I have also removed posts that focused solely on moderation because those belong in Questions and Suggestions. 

 

Members wishing to further explore the subject of vaginal birth and elective c-section can find that discussion here beginning with Demeter's first post to this thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387317/spin-off-discussing-the-merit-of-vaginal-birth-and-elective-cesarean

 

Feel free to PM me with questions. 

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