I was pretty stressed out about where i was going to give birth this time as i really want to avoid the hospital unless there's a true medical emergency but i also can't birth at home because i can't use a local midwife. So, I'm very happy to report that i found a beautiful guesthouse that's on an organic farm, about a 10 minute drive from the hospital (if there's an emergency). The place is beautiful and i know i will be comfortable there. It's very reasonably priced and the owner, who i think is an artist as there are several pieces of art around the house, is very pro-home birth. How lucky is that? Also, i can cancel up to two weeks before and only loose 20%, so the only real wrench would be if the baby came in those two weeks, in which case my back up plan is to rent a hotel room nearby. I'm due February 26 but i booked it for 2 weeks starting February 28, as i strongly suspect this one will be on the plus side of 40 given that my last was born at 40+9, and i want more time to recover in the cabin without having to worry about vacating. I'm so excited about it, i no longer spend hours fretting over where i'll give birth. And to know that it's a place that's homebirth friendly, i feel so lucky!
Thanks! I don't know what kind of stuff i will pack for the birth. I think the mw will bring most of it but if not i imagine a lot of sheets and cover type stuff. I'll also have to bring a lot of toys as my tot will be with us. I'm so happy we found a place that we're comfortable with.
Also, weird thing is i went for my one and only u/s and the tech said i was 22 weeks friday and put my due date at February 28, the date that i choose for our first night at the cabin. How weird is that? Ha ha.
I'm sure all pack all kinds of things, those are good ideas. I the only issue is how I'm going to go to bring the yoga ball out there. I'm also going to bring some toys for my toddler.
My husband has to work during that time so it'll just be my mom my son and I waiting for me to go into labour. And then when I go into labor my husband will drive up. I'm pretty excited