OHHH I cannot tell you what a great experience I had with my home birth, the entire pregnancy and postpartum care as well.
: It was just beautiful!! The best part is being so well taken care of, I mean you really get pampered in your OWN home!! My midwife heated up the soup I MADE to eat directly after birth, and the assistent was taking pictures so we dh didn't have to, We all just cozied up in bed together and didn't have to leave to go "home", the care came to us! The birth itself was so nice, I was in every room in my house, Uhummm...nakid
and in every position imaginable, this is not something you can really do and feel comfortable in a hospital setting. The best part is that if you take a long time birhting dr's don't change on you, or rather "speed" you along kwim. You make your own decisions, they are not made for you, as in, for me I didn't want to cut the cord until it stopped pulsing, (another topic in itself) I just fear that at the hospital they would automaticly do this without thought. Midwives ask your consent on EVERYTHING, not only that they explain to you exactly what it is, such as the vit. K shot. You really do have an active role right from the begining!! I can't speek more highly for it. There is nothing better than having your little baby placed on your chest and to your breast right away after it's birth, you don't have to wait for them to get wrapped and cleaned, it is all done right on top of you, so there is no anxiety as to seeing your babe.
Is that TMI or not enough
I could go on and on!!
Home birth is beautiful!!!