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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 12:29 PM   1
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Unassisted birth


Anyone here gone through an unassisted free birth?



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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 14:48 PM   2
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I will be stalking this thread. I very nearly had an unassisted birth but paramedics got there in time to catch. It was amazing though and has made me wonder about doing it this time around. I just don't know if I'm brave enough.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 16:20 PM   3
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If you don't get too many responses here, you should check over at http://www.mothering.com/community/f...ted-childbirth



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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 17:16 PM   4
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Yes, I freebirthed my last two. They were wonderful births. No spectators, no midwives to phone, no midwives to arriving with all their equipment and talking, nobody making unhelpful suggestions, no distractions...just in the zone birthing a baby and then afterwards a very peaceful immediate family only affair with my hubby and other children meeting the new addition and no guests in our home distracting my husband - all the attention on me and baby rather than on midwives, doulas, family and other visitors etc. We phoned the grandparents, made a cake and ate it, we then watched a video then went to bed as usual but with an extra little person in the house.

Did you have any questions?



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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 04:47 AM   5
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Yes, I freebirthed my last two. They were wonderful births. No spectators, no midwives to phone, no midwives to arriving with all their equipment and talking, nobody making unhelpful suggestions, no distractions...just in the zone birthing a baby and then afterwards a very peaceful immediate family only affair with my hubby and other children meeting the new addition and no guests in our home distracting my husband - all the attention on me and baby rather than on midwives, doulas, family and other visitors etc. We phoned the grandparents, made a cake and ate it, we then watched a video then went to bed as usual but with an extra little person in the house.

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Ahh, that sounds wonderful. I have been thinking about this for a long time and am seriously considering it for my next birth. Will pm you



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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 05:09 AM   6
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Wow that's amazing. Didn't you have any worries though about if something went wrong?



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 12:13 PM   7
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You may want to PM silver_penny, she's had more than one I think... and recently too Good luck with your decision! Mine was attended by midwives.



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 10:36 AM   8
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Wow that's amazing. Didn't you have any worries though about if something went wrong?
I am quite sure that they had considered this and had a plan in place if it did.



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 21:01 PM   9
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. Didn't you have any worries though about if something went wrong?
I expect every mother has some worries when approaching a birthing. For me the choices to freebirth was made after one hospital birth and one midwife attended birth and lots of research and more importantly lots of personal work. I chose birth support people who I knew intimately and trusted and both of whom had trust in the natural birth process and faith in my ability to birth completely on my own. My support people were my husband (who has been present at 3 homebirths previously and my sister who has had 3 completely natural births herself). I am very well educated about birth and was prepared for any complications that could be dealt with at home and prepared to transfer to our local hospital if medical treatment became necessary. I weighted up my risks and determined that as a healthy woman who had experienced a healthy pregnancy and who had enjoyed 2 textbook births previously I was far more at risk in a hospital setting than at home and that I had no need of either emotional or medical support from a midwife. Most of all I needed complete privacy with no distractions/interruptions/noise and people closeby who wouldn't interfere with my birth process at all nor try to coerce or control me during such a vulnerable time.



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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 13:32 PM   10
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My last two were UC's and the best decision I could have made for my family. As Sam Pearson stated, every mother has their worries about birth but its the preparation and the responsibilty that you take upon yourself that makes the experience that much more empowering and comforting. Our last two children were born as they were concieved: by the love and cooperation of their mother and father.



 
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