I was pretty stressed out about where i was going to give birth this time as i really want to avoid the hospital unless there's a true medical emergency but i also can't birth at home because i can't use a local midwife. So, I'm very happy to report that i found a beautiful guesthouse that's on an organic farm, about a 10 minute drive from the hospital (if there's an emergency). The place is beautiful and i know i will be comfortable there. It's very reasonably priced and the owner, who i think is an artist as there are several pieces of art around the house, is very pro-home birth. How lucky is that? Also, i can cancel up to two weeks before and only loose 20%, so the only real wrench would be if the baby came in those two weeks, in which case my back up plan is to rent a hotel room nearby. I'm due February 26 but i booked it for 2 weeks starting February 28, as i strongly suspect this one will be on the plus side of 40 given that my last was born at 40+9, and i want more time to recover in the cabin without having to worry about vacating. I'm so excited about it, i no longer spend hours fretting over where i'll give birth. And to know that it's a place that's homebirth friendly, i feel so lucky!
I booked a hotel to give birth in - very excited
Wow, nice that the dates lined up! I like "nesting" for birth. Last time, I packed electric candles and scented oils and bath salts and a wool painting some friends had made for me, and a river stone. I never got to use them. But I liked picking out what I would bring.
How are you feeling about things with the midwives?
I'm sure all pack all kinds of things, those are good ideas. I the only issue is how I'm going to go to bring the yoga ball out there. I'm also going to bring some toys for my toddler.
My husband has to work during that time so it'll just be my mom my son and I waiting for me to go into labour. And then when I go into labor my husband will drive up. I'm pretty excited