I’m glad I did the hospital a couple times my baby’s heart rate dropped really low and they had multiple doctors and nurses in the room in seconds to help get it back up. Also not trying to scare you but a friend of mine just had a home birth and had to have the ambulance called because baby wasn’t breathing when she came out. Thankfully they got her to the hospital and they have been in the Nicu for a few days. I personally needed the reassurance if anything happened that help was only seconds away.
My youngest wasn't breathing when he came out. My nurse-midwife began full resuscitation on him and a few minutes later he was breathing and had pinked up. He's now nearly a year old and absolutely perfect.
I personally am glad I gave birth at the hospital, but I had a really hard time with my labor and delivery and they had to suction my little guy out after a half hour of pushing because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his body. I also like that they’re able to monitor everything to make sure the baby is okay and that they do all the clean up. I just think in case of complications it’s good to do it at the hospital, even if some of the experience isn’t the best, I think it’s best for your little one. But props to the mamas who’ve delivered at home! To each there own! I just know I’d only ever deliver at a hospital, but that’s just me!
Yeah, my first was born in the hospital, second at home in the water. I wouldn’t go back to the hospital unless it was medically necessary! I loved laboring and birthing in the comfort of my own home.
Most of my family was skeptical of the home birth, but many were just curious as they didn’t know anyone who had done it before.
I had my last at home!
I know before I even started considering pregnancy I wanted a home birth. We hired a midwife, had at home pre and post natal care. I delivered a beautiful baby in a pool in our living room - my husband caught baby and surprise! we had a boy!
I hope to have all my babies at home. Best decision and experience ever.
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