We have very thin walls. Has anyone done an unassisted birth or even a home birth like this?
I would assume so. I had a homebirth with my dd and, if I lived in an apartment, I would have done it there.
I've read that the pain at home if you're relaxed isn't really pain at all, but a few times I've read that it hurt even worse. What do you think?
I think it varies from woman to woman. My pain with my ds was intolerable, in the hospital, and by way if induction. But the pain with my dd, though hard, was doable. I believe that, since it was a natural labor, I had the rest period between each ctx, but when I was induced the ctxs were one on top of the next and I had no break to rest. I believe it made a HUGE difference in my perception of pain in my labors.
The last one I wanted to expirience it more fully and was able to stay alert enough to actually feel him coming out. It hurt like hell and I seriously thought I was dying. That was the only one I was vocal on.
I loved delivery, pushing my kids out never hurt in the least, but delivering the placenta made me feel like I was being ripped in half. Figure that one out! lol
I know it's different for everyone, but do you all think it was just because I was so super stressed or does it just hurt like that when you're fully concious?
Labor usually hurts. But it's a GOOD hurt, since it has a productive reason to keep you working so hard!
I just want to avoid neighbors calling the police the next time around
:LOL If it really does worry you that your neighbors would call the cops, I would seriously recommend putting a note on the outside of your apartment door that says something like, "I am fine, I am laboring my child right now. Please do not knock to check on me, I am very busy giving birth. Please do not worry for I am well. And if you really want to know how I am doing, come by about 2 hours after I have stopped making noises- and bring food."