ACK! I said all along I wanted a home birth, but I had no support from DH. Anyways so we were going to go to the hospital/birthing center and I was ok with that.
But then I read and watched videos with DH, and he is willing to try a home water birth. I am due July 25th and don't expect to go early.
Is it too late to plan one now? I have a midwife who will attend a homebirth, my appt is tommorow.
I was just going to buy a Pool at Canadian Tire, and a waterbed kit. And the other supplies should be easy to find.
I really really feel more comforatable with this. I think getting up and driving to the hospital during labour would make me so uncomforatable! Plus my moms could both be there, and be able to keep themselves busy doing whatever!
I really really want this, am I crazy to plan it in less than a month?
My DH was exactly the same...but after we hired a doula (at 35 weeks), he decided he was open to the idea. I was also a nervous wreck about delivering in a hospital - my family has always had homebirths, so I don't know any other way.
We hired our midwife and I delivered two days later! How's that for luck!
It's never too late and you're not crazy. Just remember that YOU are the one giving birth, and that you need to be comfortable and secure...
gentlebirth.org and waterbirth.org are both good places to visit. i got my fill and drain kit at ace hardware--don't know if they have any of those near you, but they are online. so glad to hear you're in such a great spot, birthwise. it will be wonderful
if you want to see a neat hb story, check this out:
LEt me know how that goes will ya?! lol. Congrats on choosing your homebirth. Since you had a MW who was already willing to help you out I was going to say, it's really not too late! (as a doula i've heard about all kinds of stuff, mom's switching OB's in labor and what not, so this isn't as out there as youthink!!)
And, I'm only 5 wks pregnant, but we have to tell our parents SOME how that we're having this baby at home....if at all I guess, they all live over an hour away...So maybe they don't have to know until it's done!
My mom and MIL are very excited. My mom even offered to rent a hot tub at her house. I declined though, I really think the point is that I want to be at HOME. No moving around, no driving, no packing up.. being home is the big thing.
My MIL is really happy too, she was worried I wouldn't want her there, but I told her I would be happy to have her at the birth, maybe in the next room, who knows.
I am so glad I decided to do this. You know, even my dad seems ok with it. I think he trusts me to make in informed decision, and knows better than to debate with me about something I've decided on. LOL
I'll keep everyone posted. I have to move this weekend, so I am so busy, I hope I can get everything together and sorted out