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post #1 of 150
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i searched for a thread on this but couldnt find one. i would love to keep in touch w/ the home birthers here in this DDC. We are planning a home birth but not having any of the other tests, etc. etc. done (had one u/s to rule out twins b/c we had an issue w/ our MW at the time).
post #2 of 150
You can count me in. I've had two wonderful hb experiences, and am looking forward to another!
post #3 of 150
I am definitely hoping to homebirth our first. We are about 30 minutes from a hospital, though, so DH is a bit on the fence, only because of that. We've agreed to wait until it is a bit closer and see how I'm doing and what our midwives suggest to determine whether we will homebirth or birth in our midwives office (if that is an option still at that point).

You you doing anything in specific to get ready for your hb so far?
post #4 of 150
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reading
hypnobirthing classes


our hospital is about 45 minuttes away but im ok w that

this will be our first hb. my first vbac was at a birth center

1ht sorry
post #5 of 150
I am planning a HB, possibly a UC if I can't get my MW coverage through Tricare. In that case I would get my prenatals done by MWs through the base and decline all tests (I had an u/s to date, which I didn't want but... whatever and DH wants one for gender determination but I don't want another u/s) and also decline doppler, just fetascope. Then simply birth at home in my kiddie ocean reef inflatable pool But I really WOULD like a MW there...
post #6 of 150
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Originally Posted by triple07 View Post
I am planning a HB, possibly a UC if I can't get my MW coverage through Tricare. In that case I would get my prenatals done by MWs through the base and decline all tests (I had an u/s to date, which I didn't want but... whatever and DH wants one for gender determination but I don't want another u/s) and also decline doppler, just fetascope. Then simply birth at home in my kiddie ocean reef inflatable pool But I really WOULD like a MW there...
same here

its illegal for a mw to attend me so we are basically underground and not using dopplers.

have you read the huge tricare thread?
post #7 of 150
I'm planning my first home birth here.. if she makes it (she lives about an hour away from us), and a doula as well (who also lives about an hour away.. in the opposite direction lol).

We had one free u/s (done by some residents.. one of which is a friend of ours), at 14 weeks which was comforting to me to know everything was okay.. and interesting to find out the sex so very early (very definite boy).

Otherwise we aren't using a doppler in pregnancy, only stethoscope, though our midwife does use a doppler briefly during labor/delivery because it's easier under those circumstances.

And we aren't doing any testing either. Simply the urine/blood pressure checks and visiting with the midwife getting to know each other and discussing any issues that may come up.

I'm hoping for a water birth.. in my living room (where I already have a couple of aquariums one of which is 50gal, a nice large water picture, etc) it's the most relaxing room in our home.

ETA: technically where I live my lay midwife (cpm) can't legally deliver us in our State... but she says she obeys God.. not man.. in this instance and feels that women should have the right to a natural birth at home.
post #8 of 150
Checking in! Have to go get dinner ready for the little one, but I'm here too!
post #9 of 150
We are hoping and planning for a homebirth, this will be our first after two hospital births. We will have a birthing tub and midwife.
post #10 of 150
Current plans are for a homebirth, but my body might be conspiring against me on that one. Long story, won't bore you with it. We'll be at home if at all possible.
post #11 of 150
We're planning an HBAC. Only 1 u/s to make sure everything looked normal. Other than that, I don't think we'll get any testing.
post #12 of 150
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Originally Posted by sonshine_rae View Post

ETA: technically where I live my lay midwife (cpm) can't legally deliver us in our State... but she says she obeys God.. not man.. in this instance and feels that women should have the right to a natural birth at home.
ahhh..how sweet!
post #13 of 150
Me too! First birth was as natural as possible in a hospital with an intervention-happy OB who insisted on inducing at 40w2d. Luckily here in Ontario Canada midwives are covered 100% by insurance and have rights to do homebirths. We are really looking forward to it this time, instead of developing a tool kit of ways to fight whatever the OB wants to do! It sure changes my prespective on birth not to have to deal with that attitude this time.
post #14 of 150
We are planning our 6th homebirth. I am hoping for an uneventful birth after my fifth which was cord prolapse, the little boy is a healthy 2 yr. old. We are UCing this one, we had a midwife with the first 2 and have Uc'd the last 3. I have a friend that does midwifery in Missouri and she says it is a calling not a profession for her. I totally understand the situation in Missouri and we catch our own now. I was fortunate enough to come to the decision of homebirth with the first one and have been blessed to have 5 so far. Best wishes to everyone and I hope everyone gets what they want when it comes to their birth.
post #15 of 150
This will be our first and we are planning a homebirth.
post #16 of 150
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
same here

its illegal for a mw to attend me so we are basically underground and not using dopplers.

have you read the huge tricare thread?
Well I am planning on going into my med clinic and show them the papers FROM the Tricare website that say Tricare does cover homebirth with MWs and birthcenters. I am hoping that I don't have to switch to standard care but if I have to, I will...
post #17 of 150
We are planning a homebirth for our first as well.
post #18 of 150
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Originally Posted by triple07 View Post
Well I am planning on going into my med clinic and show them the papers FROM the Tricare website that say Tricare does cover homebirth with MWs and birthcenters. I am hoping that I don't have to switch to standard care but if I have to, I will...
good luck to you. ive heard some have success..
post #19 of 150
we're going for another UC here

I would love to hear about your last birth rosehillworks!!!
post #20 of 150
We're doing an HBAC this time. My last one was a planned homebirth with a transport for a c-section. That's not happening this time. I'm staying positive and telling myself that this baby WILL be born at home. My body can do this!
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