Planning an out-of-hospital birth. Basically, I'll rent a house across the state line where midwifery is legal
, and at first contraction, I'm calling over a closeby friend to watch the kids so we can head up there and get the birth pool filling (they have a really nice one in the rental house).
I crossed the state line in a similar fashion last time, and had a wonderful birth, although I didn't make it to the tub. Shouldn't have waited for my mom to take an hour to get to my house to watch the kidlet (she lives 45 minutes away and had to shower first). Didn't help that DH didn't even CALL my mom until after HE had showered, and I was sitting there wanting to go on to the birth house to labor there and be ready to go in the water. This time he knows we're going ASAP. I don't care if he's had a shower or not! I didn't get a shower!
First baby was natural birth in a hospital, but was planned to be out of hospital like these last two pregnancies. He just decided to come at 29 weeks, so the out of hospital thing was out. The experience could have been better, but wasn't horrid either, since he came very quickly and the nurses didn't expect that.