Parents: I'm pretty sure these were both HB in the 1930's (NY and Chicago).
Us: Chicago all in the 70's:
Me: Born at Home on my parents KITCHEN TABLE! The HB unexperienced doc couldn't figure out where to put my mom- so there she went. My dad used to joke that I was born in the Ironing board and my mother would always correct him. :LOL Iwas also born four weeks late!
SIS #1 Born at Home in the bed this time, with a really young and sweet doc named Dr. Eisenstien who I remember to this day because he was nice to me (I was about 4 at the time).
SIS #2 Intentional or Unintentional UC homebirth in the middle of a huge blizzard dec 78'. I got to hold my baby sis right after she was born & cut the cord
My dad was working that night and couldn't make it home through the snow. (I miss her very very much, she passed away in 2001).
Dnephew(son to sis 1): icky hospital birth non-medicated vaginal (she had hard back labor and we had to fight them to let her walk around with those stupid strap-on belts). I was my sisters birth support and she almost broke a finger of mine on his crowning push.
Dniece (dd to sis #2)
medicated vag preemie born 2 mos early. I was supposed to be her labor support but Dn also wasn't supposed to be born for another 2mos, sis went into rapid surprise labor. We got to the hosp 5 minutes after she was born.
Dnephew (ds to sis #2) Unmedicated lightening fast Hospital birth. Again too fast for family. Born on my sis birthday we brought cake & candles and sang happy birthday to them both while he nursed.
DP: late 1960's twighlight sleep frank breech non-csec preemie. She was literally starving to death because of placenta problems and was loosing weight in utero before being born.
DD: Non-medicated 28 hour labor birth that started in a Hosp alternative birthing center, and moved to L& D because they didn't have enough nurses to cover both wards
She dropped & dialated quickly but got stuck on my dp's tailbone which had to *break* for dd to be born (i quietly suspect that this is because they had her pushing on her back instead of hands& knees, but can't substantiate). DD had a beautifuly round unmolded head because of it, and both peds thought she was a c-sec
Any more? a HB any way I can get it! NO HOSPITALS FOR ME!