Is anyone on here planning a homebirth? I am feeling very alone in my idea to birth at home, and would love to know I am not the only one!!!
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8/20/08 at 12:36am
I *think* there are quite a few of us having HBs on this board-- I am!
Unfortunately the only MWs that can legally attend HBs here are the gov't midwives and supposedly they won't-- and if they did I understand they are highly medicalized.....stay laying on the bed, etc....
So I'm, flying in my good friend and midwife (and her two young sons--yikes!) to do my birth. In the mean time I am seeing a fabulous OB for pn care.
I would really like this HB to be successful this time-- we transported with DS.
to make a long story short, my husband was pulled over by the police for speeding (10 mph over on the highway), when the officer approached the car and he told them I was having a baby and he needed to get me to the midwife, the officer thought he was being erratic because my labor only started an hour before. As a result the babe was born at exit 71. I skipped over a lot of the detail there, but let's just say the only person NOT panicking were me and DH- the birth was easy and not scary at all but the people TERRRIFIED me.