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post #21 of 68
No one will take off with your baby a few minutes after birth to do "tests" and "observations"
post #22 of 68
You can have your midwife stay right next to you through a 40-hour ordeal, instead of one who just stops in every hour to stick her arm inside you!
post #23 of 68
You can lock your bedroom door where you are laboring to keep people out.

You can have as many people in the room as you want, no policy you have to follow.

When you shower you actually have soap to do it with.

You don't have to share your room pp with a complete stranger and their baby.
post #24 of 68
At a homebirth your child will not be given a Hepatitis B shot against your wishes while you're too out-of-it to notice until it's too late.

At a homebirth your midwife will not harass you about circumcision.

At a homebirth no one will offer you a birth control shot 2 hours ppm.
post #25 of 68
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Originally Posted by Thmom
no one yells at you to push/don't push

This did happen to me at home.
post #26 of 68
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Originally Posted by Greaseball
At home, you can have your pets in the room with you!
Yep, I did this one!
post #27 of 68
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Originally Posted by onandon
Your baby won't get switched with another at home!
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For many people, this is the more overriding desire!

Remember the family in Florida whose child died of a heart problem? It was only when their "DD's" first surgery was scheduled that they discovered that she did not have a blood type that was even compatible with the family and therefore could not be theirs...the Father for a moment thought the Mother had an affair.

They found their daughter, and eventually sued the hospital for an un specified amount and got custody of the girl from the man who raised her.

Yes, they had been switched at birth.
post #28 of 68
you don't have to get in a car to go home newly postpartum and it hurts to sit LOL
post #29 of 68
No nosocomial infections.
post #30 of 68
you can poop and pee on the home throne!
post #31 of 68
You can make out with your partner during labor if you feel like it.

You don't need to feel uninhibited about nipple or clitoral stimulation.

You won't have to go through any red tape to get "permission" to labor/birth in water.

You can choose who gets to be around you and your baby -- and pick only people who you can depend on for the utmost respect.

You don't have to worry about a hungover resident puking on you during a vaginal exam.

You don't have to worry about some misogynistic of a resident hurting you during a vaginal exam because he's pissed about having been woken up and called in.

You don't have to do any vaginal exams at all unless you want to!
post #32 of 68
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Originally Posted by applejuice
They found their daughter, and eventually sued the hospital for an un specified amount and got custody of the girl from the man who raised her.

Yes, they had been switched at birth.
How sad for the dad who thought he was raising his own daughter and lost her and his biological dd.


No one will practice counting their numbers while you're pushing

You don't have to have permission to push

Nobody will check to make sure you're legs still work. (A nurse did this hours after my unmedicated hospital birth)

If you want to take a walk around the neighborhood, you won't have to worry about scaring the other laboring women.
post #33 of 68
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Originally Posted by Belle
How sad for the dad who thought he was raising his own daughter and lost her and his biological dd.
I seem to remember that he lost custody because he was molesting her.



It was a television movie of the week a few years ago.
post #34 of 68
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Originally Posted by HeatherE
you can poop and pee on the home throne!
...and :Puke!
post #35 of 68
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I seem to remember that he lost custody because he was molesting her.
Okay, I'm no longer sad for him. Thanks
post #36 of 68
You can cook, dance, paint, read, sing, garden, play on the net and phone all your friends in labour.

Your partner has to clean up your poo and you can remind them about it for years and years and years and years....

When someone asks where you're having the baby you only have to point.

You can sleep forever in the bed you laboured or birthed in and it's the same bed you conceived in.

Your other children can play in the birth pool with you.
post #37 of 68
Looks like a good book.

My #1: you get to sleep in your own comfy, king-sized bed. With no one rolling carts of hospital food down the hall at three AM.
#2: You do not have to share a room with someone who has an endless parade of visitors, when all you want to do is sleep.
#3: You do not have to shuffle past said visitors to get to the bathroom after having given birth a few hours prior. (Meaning you get all the privacy you want!)
#4: You can be alone with your baby in the dark if you want. (Yes, this was the rule at the hospital I birthed #1 at.)
#5: Your husband can run out for takeout at your favorite place around the corner.
#6. Big comfy recliner for nursing.
#7: No nurses who dislike the CNM who delivers your babe in the hospital and make disparaging remarks about her before she gets there.
#8: No IV with continuous fluids to make you all swollen after the birth.
#9: You can return to MDC the next morning.
post #38 of 68
- No temptation of drugs to draw you out of your labor mojo
- You don't have to fake that you're not pushing so you can "accidentally" birth your baby in the water.
- (My personal favorite from my last birth) You get to sandwich your sweet cuddly newborn between dh & yourself in your very own bed so you can all go to sleep - only an hour after her birth - with candles lit all night so you'll have just enough light for those first night nursings, and you gaze at her through that light in awe and beauty and peace. I'll NEVER forget that.
post #39 of 68
[QUOTE=love_homebirthing- (My personal favorite from my last birth) You get to sandwich your sweet cuddly newborn between dh & yourself in your very own bed so you can all go to sleep - only an hour after her birth - with candles lit all night so you'll have just enough light for those first night nursings, and you gaze at her through that light in awe and beauty and peace. I'll NEVER forget that.[/QUOTE]

What she said!!
post #40 of 68
walking up and down your rural driveway at 2am, squatting with each contraction, being followed by your cats and dog each lap, and finally "pop" water breaks while squatting in the grass! knowing the entire cove is sleeping!

kneeling on the bed, facing the wall, using the headboard for leverage while pushing.

delivering a beautiful, baby girl in the bed she was concieved in and the bed her grandma was born in 63 years before. it's dd bed now!

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#8: No IV with continuous fluids to make you all swollen after the birth.


having dh gush how beautiful, radiant, and confident you looked the entire time (not the cornered hospital look)
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