It's so weird because up until the last few weeks, I really wanted to have the baby in the birth center. For some reason, it felt more comfortable then my home. *Almost* a hospital setting, so I felt safer. I think it had to do with not being happy in my house. But, the last few weeks we've done some major re-arranging and buying of furniture, and things are so much more home-y to me now! (Can't believe it took us 4 months from moving in to do that
) Now I love our house. I like coming home to it. And the more I think about the birth, the more I love the idea of it....after the birth, being able to climb back in my bed with my baby, etc.
My big thing about the birth center was their awesome tub that I can labor or birth in. Our tub is small, uncomfortable, and about 60 years old, so nasty looking, no matter how many times we scrub it. But I realized, when reading birth stories and seeing births, that it would mean a lot to me to be able to have my DH in the tub with me. He can't fit, even in the birth center tub, so our little tub is not any different. And it just came to me...we could RENT a tub. Or even buy a blow up pool or something. And the midwives will bring everything to our house that they have at the birth center. And I am literally 2 miles from a hospital.
So why not?? What's stopping me?
I need some help making this decision. Can you tell me what you liked and disliked about your birth center birth and/or your homebirth?