My first homebirth, third birth, was so perfect it was better than I'd ever imagined.
post #21 of 62
6/8/06 at 2:16am
Originally Posted by sproutbabe
At the time I was pretty happy just to have stayed unmedicated considering the circumstances (giving birth in a hospital in Croatia, where non-hospital birth is illegal, and birth attitudes/practices are backwards, to say the least : ).
Labour was about 8 hrs but very difficult, probably because it was spent (ALONE! and afraid - not even husband allowed until pushing stage!) entirely in hospital - my waters broke first and I believed the people who said that I had to get there straight away.
Next time though I'm definitely going back to New Zealand for a home-birth - a long way I know, but worth it!