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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 07:53 AM   1
geogem
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Homebirth.... anyone????....


Hi Ladies,

right a little bit of history first,

With my first son I never even thought about having any kind of birth but a hospital one - on the bed old fashioned type as I was young and easily led. But it was a good job I did as he got his shoulder stuck in my pelvis and had to pushed back in and turned then eventually helped out by vontouse sp??. sounds alot more dramaic than it felt btw.

With my second I had a hospital birth as they said that after the first they didnt want to risk it happenning again - which it didnt, I had a wonderful relaxing birth with no pain relief and all natural.

Well, I know I am not even pregnant yet but all I can think is that I would like a home birth!! I havent spoken to my hubby about it yet but I know he wasnt keen on the idea when we spoke about it last time.

Has anyone else thought about a home birth? or even had a home birth?

has anyone had to convince their OH that this is a good thing? coz I dont think my chances are good on talking him into it.

I just think it would be the most relaxing and natural thing in the world to give birth in my own surroundings. And I only live 10-15 mins from the hospital if there where any problems.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 08:10 AM   2
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The next baby we have will def be a home birth if pos,when I was having ds1 I lived with my parents and didn't consider a homebirth,I went 15days overdue and had a really traumatic birth,when I was pg with ds2 I considered a homebirth but I was certain I was going to go really overdue and have a hard birth again but a day before my due date I went into labour,got to hospital and within 35mins ds2 he was born! I told my oh that I never ever want to be driven and have to walk to the labour ward again EVER lol so I told him I WILL be homebirthing lmao



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 08:11 AM   3
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I want one!! I wanted one with my first but everyone put me off the idea and i had to consider how my partner felt, he has never been through labour before either and i wanted him to be able to feel confident and relaxed as possible so he wouldnt worry too much about me! All the midwives who looked after me during labour said to have one next time and i hadnt even mentioned it to them! I asked about it during my pregnancy and the midwives in my area seemed quite supportive.
Have you been on the homebirth website? Theres lots of facts there that might help convince him and as you would have 2 midwives there to monitor you, generally problems that would result in a transfer are picked up quicker. I only had a midwife with me constantly in hospital when i was 10cm i did the rest of my labour with them just popping in to check on me and i wasnt hooked up to any monitors! So surely a homebirth cant be more risky?

I could be in hospital within 5-10 mins in a flashing ambulance and theres one on standby if they know a homebirth is happening, surely thats as quick as being in hospital?



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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 08:44 AM   4
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thats my thought exactly, sugarcube84 - and my 10-15mins to the hospital is when I drive, not in an ambulance.

havent been on the homebirthing site yet but think i am now!! lol.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 09:09 AM   5
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Its www.homebirth.org.uk/

Theres loads of birth stories on it and lots of other useful info



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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 09:14 AM   6
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I'd love a homebirth but sadly won't be able to as I had an emergency c section with Summer as my labour failed to progress. But given the chance I'd love it.

If I was you I'd give it a go, you had a brilliant birth last time and as you said only live a short distance from the hospital should you need it.

Good luck and I hope when the time comes you get the birth you really want!

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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 10:48 AM   7
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Thinking about it now, I'd love it although the thought of not being surrounded by medical staff if needs be terrifies me as we're quite far from the hospital so that puts me off. I guess I just have to see how things go.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 11:01 AM   8
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Hi ladies I've had 2 home births with my to son's in the picture <<<<< and have to say they we're amazing It so much more relaxing when your at home and because you only get two midwives there isn't all the fuss with medical staff coming and going which can be alittle embarrassing when everyone seems to want to have a look
They also get rid of everything they use so it's not like you gotta clean up afterwards. If anyones struggling to convice there OH send them my way and I'll have a word lol



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 12:00 PM   9
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Mine had shoulder dystocia too but it was a lot more severe than yours, so I'll be doing elective C-section.

However, since you had a natural 2nd birth and it went well, I think in your position I'd be highly inclined to do a home birth. Have you read the book "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth"?



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 14:26 PM   10
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i would like a home birth, but i would also like to consider a water birth, and i dont think i could get a birthing pool in my house without my OH causing a fuss!! lol



 
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