I am currently 32 weeks and due on the 6th of June as the title says. I am shooting for a home water birth and have always dreamed of one, this is my first baby and my mum did the same with me which I have watched on video, very inspiring! I will be filming and photographing my birth too.
I have been wondering when to post here for my whole pregnancy but as it gets nearer and no complications have arisen, I'm feeling more and more confident that it is looking likely
I am in the UK and am working with an independent midwife (courtesey of my mum who will also be present, I am extremely grateful). My partner has been wonderfully supportive of my decision and he is about as excited as I am!
To prepare for our home birth me and my partner are doing a two day one-to-one course with our midwife of Natal Hypnotherapy, had the first session today and next is tomorrow. It is amazing and it has equipped us with so many more ideas and tools for management of labour and birth and maintaining control, also my partner feels so much more confident in his ability to support me and he has less concerns now. I would recommend it!
Also giving raspberry leaf tea a whirl, I figured why not
I will have my pool, a birth ball and also set up the sofa and our bed so that I can be there without worrying about mess if I feel like it.
If I do have to go to/transfer to hospital for monitoring for whatever reason I plan to keep using the Hypnotherapy and still aim for as natural as possible.
Is anyone else aiming for a home birth/water birth anywhere around this time? Come and chat, share your plans and photos, I would love to hear from others and welcome advice
Good luck to you all with your pregnancies, births and babies
Awesome, hello! We can be bump buddies and wait for our special day!
Home birth seems like a much less stressful idea than trying to get to hospital if you have quick labours hehe.
What are your plans? Are your other children going to be around? How are you feeling about things at the moment? ^^
If labour hits during the day, my MIL will have my girls for the day. If it hits during the night, I'll let them carry on sleeping. I'm not that loud so shouldn't wake them, fingers crossed! I'm fine with things, just curious as to how early this one will be. How are you feeling with it being your first?
Good plan I'm sure your little poppets would be fine, birth doesn't have to be scary. So they are 4 and 1 and you've got another baby on the way? What lovely age gaps.
Oooh what week did your others come? Are you usually early?
Have you had a home birth with either of your others?
I've got to say I'm feeling very excited! Particularly after the natal hypnotherapy. I'm looking forward to going through it with my partner, whatever happens and I can't believe we will meet our precious girl at the end :')
I actually like being in labour. Maybe cause they aren't that long (first was 4 hours, second was 2 hours)! Eldest came at 36+6. Youngest came at 38+4. After the youngest was born, the midwife said it's unlikely I'll ever make it to 40 weeks. I'll always go early, which is fine with me as long as I make it to 37 weeks. No, this is the first home birth as I only just made it to the hospital last time and we only lived 5 mins drive away. Midwife agrees that a home birth is the best option with how fast I labour.
How exciting, so five weeks away from your goal and then baby can come anytime!
For me my independent midwife who I really want to be there is going away between the 29th of May and 6th of June, typical! I knew from the start of course, but such a shame. So I'm determined to either be over a week early or past my due date
My partner is really excited yeah hehe, especially now he feels more confident to support me, he has a very good image/opinion of birth and has totally supported my natural approach and I know he will be my support 100% throughout, I feel very lucky to have him to have babies with
How does your partner feel about birth? Is he looking forward to another quick, exciting few hours with a snuggly baby at the end?
Hey im due monday and am all set up for my home birth. I only decided on a HB at 36 weeks but am really excited about it now, everyone thinks im insane mind, i dont think its all that common around here. Had my gas and air, oxygen and birth kit dropped off at 37 weeks, i was going to have a birthing pool but ive decided to just use my tub if i want to for labour as i have a tens machine i want to try this time. Just waiting around now and hoping i dont go to far over due as im pretty fed up already! x
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