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#1 of 3 Old 09-15-2011, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
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i am considering homebirth for baby number two and I am trying to figure out the logistics of everything involved. My first baby was a natural birth with a midwife in the hospital. One of my clearest memories from that experience was coping with the pain. I was on my knees on a hospital bed trying to tear the mattress with my teeth, rip the bars off the sides and beat this poor bed to a pulp. I did not break the bed, but I did tear the sheets... Possibly part of the mattress too.
I'm such a laid back, easygoing person so this is hysterical in hindsight.

So for anyone who has birthed at home:
Did you have anything on hand that would take abuse during labor? Did you break anything?
Any suggestions on how not to destroy your house?
( I am worried for my towel bar already)

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We have a microsuede padded headboard bolted to the bed frame. I loosened it alot. Didn't actually break it though.

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Last time we had a pull up bar that my hushand uses and I found stretching and "hanging" (my feet were on the ground of course) helped a lot.  It also helped to get the baby very low, almost to crowning.  This time I am using the bar again, but will attach a thick soft rope to it, maybe with a couple knots.  I will have more positions available to me with this plan (like sitting on the yoga ball). 

Of course the great thing about being at home is you have endless options. winky.gif

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