I don't have a planned birth location, so I'm just going to put the bin of birth supplies in the dining room (the most central location in our house) so that this time I won't have to answer questions about where stuff is in the middle of labor. And keep a few towels and phone numbers handy in multiple locations.
I'm worried that I won't be able to birth outside if I want to because of all the rain we've been having, the mosquito population is out of control here.
I have no desire to focus on "stuff" while in labor. I turn totally inside myself and if I need a distraction then it's usually a mental one, and I prefer to create that for myself.
I'd sort of like it if this baby is born in a different room, since the other two were (#1 over the floor in our bedroom, #2 on the guestroom/playroom floor). But since I've never had the desire to move from the room once labor has begun, I guess it will most likely happen wherever baby decides to get things going!
I'm not even stocking half the "birth supplies" on the list, since I have never used most of them before. I don't want anyone touching me during labor, so any compresses or oil have been useless. I don't like heat or heating pads. I have never wanted to eat. I've always wanted a dim room with no noise or movement from other whatsoever. Pretty much keep all external sensory stimulation to a bare minimum for me.
I guess if I could give birth in an empty closet that would be just about perfect!! LOL.
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