Originally Posted by vesper0
I love the idea and have considered it, but I worry about being bothered by neighbors and have no desire to share the news I am in labor with them.
Yes, that would put a damper on things. We live out in the country but I'm sure my neighbors could possibly hear me. Last birth I was quiet- completely quiet- until crowning, then I had to ROAR to get him out. Sounded like a lion. It took a tremendous amount of pushing and I had to vocalize behind it.
I think it would be great to give birth outside, if I felt secure enough. If I was in a hot tub I would feel more secure than laying out in the open (although that would be pretty- but I doubt I'd notice much at the time!)
I did like the fact that all the lights were off for our birth (inside, in a fishy pool) and it just seemed right. If it was overly sunny outside it might not be as gentle a birth as dim light.
Outside would be possible at night though! All the neighbors would be asleep. Unless the dogs started barking! LOL