Hi everyone, my name's April. I'm a 23 y/o mom to a 3y/o son.
Since I was a youth I've always wanted to have my children at home. I read tons of books where the female has a baby at home (lots of historical fictions etc), and I've always felt that birthing is something natural, then again, I've always seen doctors as unnatural in every aspect and avoid them whenever possible. So I've sporadically looked into home births, especially when I was pregnant with my first. But I couldn't find any information about homebirths without a MW unless it was an "oops", I never thoguht of an "accidental UC", but reading now, I found out it is legal to have your baby at home, and here in AZ getting a birthcertificate isn't hard for homebirthers. According to Bornfree 1/3 of births in AZ, WY, and CO are UC's!
When I had my son I didn't know that it was an option to have a baby at home without a midwife so I had him in a hospital. I went through many weeks of searching for a doctor and finally found my obgyn, who I honeslty love, she has like 5 kids and knows that a female can do it all on her own, the only downside was the hospital itself, I was forced to have an IV and strangers around - nurses telling me "how to have a baby" that I was, "breathing wrong". Luckily there wasn't much time for them to interfere, I was laying on the side guardrail of the hospital bed thing when I felt the urge to push and did so, my son was here in 2-3 pushes.
After learning that it's ok to have a baby at home like it should be, I can't wait to have my next children at home!
I don't think I romanticise it so much as I've read when other people, I love the idea of the peacefulness and being able to walk about and have my baby anywhere, naturally without being told what to do or told that what I feel as a woman doesn't matter.
We are TTC #2 right now, I can't wait to go through my natural UC birth with you all. I'm even thinking of UP, no doctors appointments. I don't mind goin to see my obgyn because she's awesome, but I don't think if I can get insurance beforenhand that it will cover her. I'm still getting charged for my last pap smear lab stuff from the year my son was born $400!
I'm sick of doctors and hospitals being out to get me and taking all my money. And I hate know-it-all nurses. I love hearing the stories of the nurses that are pro UC just because they work in a hospital and know what goes on behind the scenes!
Happy birthing ladies!!