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I am wondering what everyone has experienced in prior births? I am planning a homebirth for this baby if all goes as planned. I think this time I will actually birth at home as opposed to the midwife's office. We had a tiny house before and two dogs and my teenage stepson in the house so I was quite grateful for the opportunity to go somewhere else.

My first baby was born at 40 weeks 5 days after a swift 6 hours of labor. I sent my husband to work that day thinking I would just cook and clean and do my prego thing. I loved the end of pregnancy and knowing that it could happen any minute! It was so exciting. Around 3 or so my dear friend stopped by with her 1 month old and we chatted about things and I mentioned that I had had a few contractions here and there but nothing major. I kept sorta pushing through them but at one point I had to stand up and lean on the furniture. I will NEVER forget her saying, "Love, I don't want to tell you how to do you but I am pretty sure you are in labor." Ha! What a riot. She hung out with me until my husband (then boyfriend) got home and she was like, "SEEEE YA!" I labored for a few hours at home but I had so much pooping and bleeding that the midwife asked me to come down for a check. She checked me and I was 5cm and she was able to stretch me to 7cm. We went home, my man got a shower, I yelled profanities excessively in the yard and around 9:20pm we left our house and headed to my midwife's office which is basically a house a few miles away. I can remember saying to my partner, "I have to poop SO BAD." LOL!! We got to the office a few minutes later, I rushed upstairs and turned on the tub and by 9:55 was ready. I said to my midwife, "I really feel like I need to push." She checked me and gave me the go ahead. After 20 minutes I was holding my baby boy in my arms and was so relieved. I was so proud of myself. I managed to crack jokes and remain loving the whole time. It was a great birth experience!

What are you hoping for? What were your previous births like? Do you hope for anything different or the same this time around?
 

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What a lovely birthing story! Thanks for sharing ? My two were both born naturally into water. I was so lucky not to need any interventions but I filled my head with Ina May's positive birth stories which was such a great help. If you expect it to go well it's much more likely to. If you're freaked out and think it'll be the worst thing in the world, it will more likely turn out that way!!! My 2nd was born at home with a team of amazing women and midwives. It was truly wonderful! All my creature comforts around me and no nosey obs looking for problems!!! Can't recommend home births enough if you can do it.

Good luck bringing your next little miracle into the world!! ?? xxx
I love Ina May! I was channeling her hard! What is your plan for this baby? Also a homebirth?
 

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Oh how fun! I'm planning on another homebirth (this will be my 3rd) . DD was born at home on land, at 39+3 and DS was born at home in the water on his EDD. <3
I'm putting my order in now for one that just falls out. DD took 12+ hours of active labor, DS took about 4 hours. Maybe I'll get lucky and #3 will be my super fast wildcard? :smile: I can hope!
:rotflmao . That's too funny about one that just falls out. Haha. I am totally thinking this one will be a total breeze! :) Do you do anything different with your DS that you felt made things go faster?

All of the bleeding I have been having has made me want to take lots of baths. It has been nice because it has made me realize I need to go to my midwife's office again. I already fill our tub up too much. If I'm 9 months pregnant it will probably fill up with like 3 cups of water. Her tub is SWEEEEEET.
 
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