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(Stole this idea from the Jan 2011 ddc)<br><br>
I'm planning my second homebirth. I've given birth once in a hospital, once in a birth center, and once at home. I'm a very private birther, so I'm only planning to have two midwives, no apprentices, and possibly a birth photographer. Part of me wants one, but really -- I want as few people around as possible. I just like to get my work done and push out the baby. If my older kids need dh, I'm okay with him not being there!<br><br>
Speaking of which, my kids have asked if they can attend. We'll see. If the timing works and they're okay with it -- and I'm okay with it. All four of them were born between 1am and 2am, so if everyone is asleep, I'm not waking them up.<br><br>
Who else is having a homebirth? UC?
 

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We're planning to homebirth. I had my first in a hospital (planned birthing home birth, had to switch to hospital at 32 weeks due to heart issues with baby), second in a freestanding birthing home, and I plan this one at home. I'm the same way...I need a quiet, private atmosphere. I kept everyone OUT during my last until the very last minute or two, when I allowed people in.
 

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I had two hospital births with a doctor and two hospital births with a midwife. I WOULD LOVE to have a homebirth this time around but it will depend on it our home is built in time! That all depends on if we have a warm enough summer for our cob to dry and get the roof on!! So hopefully I will be joining in the homebirthers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We are planning a HBAC. I am nervous about it, but I am more nervous of going to the hospital and having all the VBAC crap pushed on me.
 

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I'm planning my 6th homebirth. I have no other experiences so it really is the only way I feel comfortable doing it. I like to be left alone while I'm laboring so it's very nice to be in my own house. Plus my labors go really fast so I would hate having to drive anywhere. My first 4 births were with a family doctor who did homebirths until a few years ago. He was actually pretty far away so it was just us and his midwife; He'd show up right as I was pushing with almost all the kids. This baby will be with the same midwife I used with my 5th baby. I loved her.
 

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Me! I had UCs with my three middle kids, but am using my naturopathic midwife this time. I'm such a private labourer that I almost accidentally solo birthed my youngest, so we're going to come up with a plan so I don't go so far into labour land without letting someone know I'm going. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I've had one hospital birth and one homebirth. Planning a home waterbirth this time, pretty much a repeat of last time with the same doula, midwife and photographer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I will be having my second waterbirth at home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I had DD #1 with the UCLA CNM at the UCLA hospital but there were nurses and residents there too for the pushing part. We're planning a home birth with <a href="http://www.birthgoddess.com" target="_blank">www.birthgoddess.com</a> My doula from the last time is her apprentice.
 

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I am planning a home birth. I have had a hospital birth with a midwife, a birth center and because the last birth was less than 2 hours, i might as well stay home and avoid the drive.
 

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I birthed DS in a kind of birth centre. It was a birthing cabin with a hydrotherapy pool and a birthing pool. It is owned by a OB/GYN who accepts private pateints. Anyway, a stunning birth that was then transferred due to retained placenta. Although I have my suspicions that his interventions after the birth of my son did not help issues.<br><br>
Anyway, I am planning a home birth with a midwife this time around. And I want to make sure that any intervention for birthing the placenta is clinically indicated, and not just routine after x number of minutes.
 

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This will be our third home birth, 5th birth all together. We unintentionally UC'd the first one, intentionally UC'd the second one and I was wanting a midwife this last time, just to have someone come and take care of me, as a woman does and a man often does not, simply because of being a man. But my husband doesn't want to have anyone else. So I'm in a quandry right now. What to do... either way, with midwife or without, it will be at home.<br>
- Jen
 

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My first one was at home in California, my second was at home (waterbirth) in Amsterdam and I plan another home birth, probably another waterbirth, with this one. Same midwife and doula as last time.
 

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I will be! This will be my 2nd one.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This will be our third home birth, 5th birth all together. We unintentionally UC'd the first one, intentionally UC'd the second one and I was wanting a midwife this last time, just to have someone come and take care of me, as a woman does and a man often does not, simply because of being a man. But my husband doesn't want to have anyone else. So I'm in a quandry right now. What to do... either way, with midwife or without, it will be at home.<br>
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A post partum doula maybe?
 

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Well I guess I feel like I can join this group. Heard a heartbeat today. I had a homebirth with my first and look forward to another one with this little guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> so glad to be here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well I guess I feel like I can join this group. Heard a heartbeat today. I had a homebirth with my first and look forward to another one with this little guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> so glad to be here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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Oh heartbeat! Yay! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 
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