I booked a hotel to give birth in - very excited - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 10:43 AM - Thread Starter
 
Viola P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)

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!

Viola P is offline  
#2 of 8 Old 10-25-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Catwmandu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I just wanted to say yay for you!

 

I'm due end of Jan / early Feb and am traveling to birth out of hospital as well. I've not booked a cabin yet but we're looking at a few.

Catwmandu is offline  
#3 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 08:14 PM
 
cyclamen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

This sounds like the most perfect place for you!  I will be crossing everything for you that baby comes at the right time.  I remember reading how much stress you have had over this.... you are a rock star mama.

 

What kind of stuff will you pack for the birth?


DD1 6/2009 DD2 5/1/2013-5/5/2013 (HIE) DS 3/2014
cyclamen is offline  
#4 of 8 Old 10-27-2013, 07:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
Viola P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)

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.

Viola P is offline  
#5 of 8 Old 10-27-2013, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
Viola P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)

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.

Viola P is offline  
#6 of 8 Old 10-31-2013, 06:04 AM
 
cyclamen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Wow, nice that the dates lined up!  I like "nesting" for birth.  Last time, I packed electric candles and scented oils and bath salts and a wool painting some friends had made for me, and a river stone.  I never got to use them.  But I liked picking out what I would bring.  

 

How are you feeling about things with the midwives?


DD1 6/2009 DD2 5/1/2013-5/5/2013 (HIE) DS 3/2014
cyclamen is offline  
#7 of 8 Old 10-31-2013, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
Viola P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I'm feeling fine about the midwives as I decided I don't really care and that it's more about giving birth and less about them and they're just there to help if there's a medical issue. I probably won't call for them to come until it's further along. There's only one of the midwives that I was worried about. The others all seem great.

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
Viola P is offline  
#8 of 8 Old 11-03-2013, 05:44 PM
 
cyclamen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Viola, it sounds very good.  Glad you are not worried about the midwives; you're right, this is about you having a baby, it is not about them.


DD1 6/2009 DD2 5/1/2013-5/5/2013 (HIE) DS 3/2014
cyclamen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off