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Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.
|but birthing in the hospital will rob you of your power as a birthing mother.|
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
Originally Posted by blissbabies
Ok here is where I am standing now, went to the hospital for the tour, and met a possible cnm, and was completely turned off by everything. Everyone says you have more control over your situation in a homebirth, less in a hospital. I realized this is not my issue at all. I dont want to have to be in control while birthing, I JUST WANT TO BE ALLOWED TO BIRTH without anyone messing with me or my child, I feel like I would have to be in control at the hospital making sure things went a certain way, while at home I could just let things happen in their natural course. AND THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME that nothing else matters and its worth having to buckle down and count pennies for a while. So like someone said a few posts ago, I am telling my husband that the next time he gives birth he can chose the location, but for : HOME IS WHERE I WANT TO BE!!!
Originally Posted by bluebunny
I'm in this situation, too. "Free" (insurance-paid) hospital birth with OB or midwife assisted birth that costs $3700. Ugh. Why should we even be in the position to make a choice? Why won't insurance pay for a midwife? It is so frustrating.
I really do not want a hospital birth but the money is a factor. We need so many things right now -- new roof, new(er) car, etc.