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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Spunky Cupkake, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Spunky Cupkake

    Spunky Cupkake Well-Known Member

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    Anyone decided on having a home birth ? i did with my little boy but he had other plans lol
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    I'd love a home birth - Not advised on your first though apparantly!

    You going for this again?
     
  3. Angels_Mummy

    Angels_Mummy Well-Known Member

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    I had been booked to have a home birth with my last pregnancy but unfortunately i lost him at 23 weeks.

    My loved the thought of being able to go thru my labour and delivery in my own surroundings and even looked into hiring a birthing pool.

    At that point my previous 2 (out of 3) labours had all been relatively easy (well as easy as one can expect) although i had to be induced with my last so wouldnt have been able to deliver at home.

    Under the circumstances now I have not really thought about having a home birth purely because i dont think my hubby would be able to deal with the worry - he worried enough before but with my recent history I think we would both feel happier at the hospital. I also now have high blood pressure which was discovered during the birth of my angel baby. I have been taking medication for it ever since so im not sure that the hospital would allow it anyway.

    Giving birth at home i feel would be a great experience and I would say if your Midwife is ok with it I would say go for it.

    Good Luck

    Jen Xx
     
  4. Miss B

    Miss B Well-Known Member

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    Its my first and my midwife advised me to have a home birth :? She siad id be more comfortable in my own surroundings and id get all that i wanted from the hospital at home anyway, but i still wanted her to put hospital down! :lol:
     
  5. Yummy Mummy Nat

    Yummy Mummy Nat Lennon's Mummy

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    This is my first (and is going to be my only) baby and i'm planning on having him/her at home. There's no way i'd go to hospital unless it's essential that I do so
     
  6. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    I would love to have a home birth but due to previous labours I am scared to do this. My DS was distressed everytime I had a contraction so it was panic stations with a ScBU on standby and forceps delivery. Found out the cord was pushing against his. My DD arrived very quickly fully dilated to delivered in less than 2 mins, and as a result got cord around her neck so was delivered and wisked away to be resuscitated. I really think it will be hospital birth again All being well I might be able to use the pool early on tho.
     
  7. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    Ohhhh I think you are all really brave to comtemplate a home birth, nevermind go thru with it.............I am the bigeest wimp you would ever meet :rofl: so I am going where they have the hardest drugs and the sexiest staff, to keep my mind off things :lol: I would never do it at home incase I had to go to hospital for any reason, the last thing I would want to do is to travel whilst in labour :cry:

    Good luck for all you bravehearts!! :hugs: xx
     
  8. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    I did the last two without any pain relief but this time I'm contemplating all the drugs I can get :D Its quite bizarre when had dd had forgotton about the pain, but this time its still quite vivid. Still hoping I might just cough and baby pops out :rofl: :rofl: (see previous thread on 3rd pg.)
     
  9. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    Ohhhh I had all the pain relief going last time, including TWO epidurals, and they didn't work :cry: So I am adding a tens machine and hypnobirthing to the mix too this time :oops:
     
  10. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    Cor blimey what a nightmare , hypnobirthing sounds interesting, you'll have to let me know if it works.
     
  11. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    There is just one prob with it...........the longer you practise it the more you get out of it, so I will be starting at around 25 weeks I think!

    I should have started before conception to make me feel better about doing it :rofl:

    But I will sure be singing it's praises or balling my eyes out about it to ya :wink:
     
  12. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    Might be worth giving it a try, but chances are no one will do it out here in the sticks. Maybe if husband gets his way and we have no4 in a few years time it might just have reached us here!
     
  13. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    :rofl:

    You can get home courses..........you can buy the books which come with tapes, if you are interested I will post a link for you to check out?! xx
     
  14. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    That would be great. I'd be really interested. May decide its not for me but would sure like to look into it. They gave me a shot of pethidine with ds to help me sleep and that was horrid it made me feel really spaced out. Gas and Air makes me feel sick, and i don't think I'd have time to have epidural cos when it starts to hurt real bad and I think give me the drugs I'll have anything I get to final stage within 30 mins so its too late. :cry:
     

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