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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by beemama View Post
I believe you had a natural birth, just not a UC in the true sense of the term... while dh caught the baby, mw was still there for it... and that's still awesome! Not trying to take away from your experience in any way!! You should type your birth story for you, don't worry what others think, y'know?
I wouldn't critique or criticize and don't think anyone else would, either.
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post #22 of 37
nevermind....i'm too upset and baby is crying...
post #23 of 37


i personally think if the dr and nurses or a midwife were not there and were not delivering your baby then you had a UC. who cares if you were in the hospital? if someone lives next door to a hospital is their UC not good enough because they would have help so close in case of emergency? Whatever. Don't let anyone make you feel bad.
post #24 of 37
Amazing homebirth with midwife and assistant. My DH was the best birth partner ever!
post #25 of 37
Hey, my intention was definitely not to make anyone feel bad.

I don't want to split hairs or anything...BUT, I can see where if she had her babe in an elevator or something... that would be a UC, but being in her hospital room w/her MW present doesn't seem like a UC, medical backup was right there.
I'm no expert, tho! And I guess it's all really just a matter of semantics.


And that is just awesome that public health covers homebirth in some places!
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by beemama View Post
Hey, my intention was definitely not to make anyone feel bad.

I don't want to split hairs or anything...BUT, I can see where if she had her babe in an elevator or something... that would be a UC, but being in her hospital room w/her MW present doesn't seem like a UC, medical backup was right there.
I'm no expert, tho! And I guess it's all really just a matter of semantics.


And that is just awesome that public health covers homebirth in some places!

My friend was the nurse who admitted me...she saw us coming and just went ahead with the paperwork and showed me to the birthing room....and left us alone....she did inform my MW that I was there and baby was pretty much there.........

MW arrived just in time to see daddy catch baby....

Doula read stories to dd but dd climbed on bed just as daddy was handing baby to me...

MW was thrilled to just enjoy the birth.......

Being in the hospital didn't make a difference...she almost came in the elevator and for what it's worth, almost before we got to the hospital......in the car at the stoplight to turn into the hospital....

IF I had had the UC at home, my neighbor is an EMT....that's medical backup right next door...just knock on the living room wall....we even had a code.... so many hard knocks on the wall meant COME NOW....sure, it's a different kind of medical, but medical all the same.......and she's delivered alot of babies....her own included. My other neighbor is a medical assistant....handy neighborhood I live in....so it it not unassisted bc they would've been right next door....

Not a single medical hand touched me until HOURS after the baby was born...I wasn't hooked up to anything medical and dd didn't have anything medical done to her.........

Unassisted to me means nobody helps, intervenes...it's you and your hubby (and with me my doula bc someone needed to drive) and I don't know....Im not gonna go on and on....it's just gonna make me more upset....
post #27 of 37
Home birth w/ midwife and chiro.
post #28 of 37
We had a homebirth with a midwife (not my midwife--she was out of town) and our wonderful midwife's assistant. Dh was an awesome birth partner.
post #29 of 37
I had my homebirth Sept. 30, with a midwife and her assistant there.
post #30 of 37
We had a homebirth with midwife and her assistant present. Papa caught baby in the bathtub on her entry! Yeah! More beautiful in my memory than any plan I could have made...not that I could have conceived a plan for all of it.

Also, sorry to the other mama who feels flamed. I can't keep up with the acronyms used anyhow. Congratulations to all and happy baby-mooning (you know, minus the sleep thing!).
post #31 of 37
We had a homebirth with just my DH and MW present. Planned to have my DSs, my mom, and assistant MW, but the birth went from slow to super-charged and they all missed it! Glad my MW had hung out for the afternoon or she'd have missed it, too!
post #32 of 37
HB with MW for me!
post #33 of 37
UC because midwife abandonded us in labor...of which I am eternally grateful since it was such a perfect birth!

(I'm a long-time member, usually a lurker)
post #34 of 37
this was my second HB with the same MW making it barely in time with both.
post #35 of 37
I just went along with the pretty standard procedure here - homebirth with midwife. All the way through pregnancy there were minimal checks carried out (I had to chase for my regular thyroid check-ups) and the birth was similar. When we called the mw at 3.30 am she arrived about 30 min later and I was already 8 cm dilated. The only intervention was 10 min spent in the shower to encorage the pushing ctxns.
post #36 of 37
I HB'ed with midwife, her Asst, my doula and her mentee (as well as the presence of friends and family)...it was a long process due to a pesky anterior cervical lip but thanks to the skilled hands of my wonderful midwife I delivered (after a total of 30 hrs in labor from onset of 1st "surge") in my fishy designed birthpool in my daughter's own room. This was my 1st birth and it was wonderful!
post #37 of 37
I had a UP and then birthed at home with dh and 2 mws.

No intervention at all. In fact my mw had never touched my yoni....EVER!

I caught my baby and did my own perineum support. It was awesome.


Just for the record I was 43 + weeks and there were no signs of a post-date baby. He was perfect. Next time I won't stress about my 10 month pregnancy!
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