I gave birth in our bath tub with only my fiancé and my mom there to deliver the baby. It was so amazing, so magical, and I would not change anything. I went to the hospital afterward (paperwork is a pain if you don’t go to the hospital or have a midwife). I wanted the baby weighed and everything to be documented. As soon as we got into the hospital, my fiancé was horrified with how they were treating the baby and me. It was terrible. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I wouldn’t have a baby in the hospital at all unless there were serious complications. Just remember you can do it, mama!! You are strong and brave and you were made to have this baby.
I had a home birth with my second after an awful hospital birth with my first. It was completely amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone that it would be safe for.
Music and chanting really helped me. I also spent a lot of time in the bathtub. Ohhhhh and essential oils. Smelling specific ones and I made rubbing oil with some too
I just switched to home birth! I had no support from anyone to do so... but after not being connected to anyone at the hospital I realized that Homebirth would be so much more comfortable for me. I just was able to find a midwife to take me on at 36 weeks!
I can’t want to labor and deliver in my own cozy home!
If you have any tips on things that helped you through I’d love to hear them!
My first was born in a birthing center. And my last two at home. The middle one accidentally at home, she just came a bit fast. And the last was planned at home. I’ve loved having them at home. It’s so familiar and comfortable being in your own space, plus I didn’t have to put my baby in a car seat after birth and drive home. I was already there. The midwife and team basically just tucked me into bed after all the care was done. We’ve had an amazing experience. Very empowering as well.
yes!! the fact that baby didn't have to go into the car for transfer at all put me at so much ease.
I did!! best experience. my dad was against it, my mom was resistent to the idea, my oldest sister tried to convince my mom to bring me to the hospital. I had my son on my and my husband's bed in our bedroom in his grandmother's home (where my husband grew up partially)
Omg.. this sounds like exactly what I was hoping for... no one was in support of me having a home birth though so I wasn’t able to hire a midwife. Did you just do it alone? I really I think being able to use cannabis as part of the birth experience would be amazing.
Could you maybe message me and tell me how it was??
I got to be naked the whole time and labored in my own time. didn't feel pressure from doctors or nurses to take meds I didn't want to speed the process up or take away the "pain". I got to smoke cannabis and be in the comfort of my home
I had a home birth with my first and a hospital birth with my second. I loved my home birth but I honestly enjoyed my hospital birth more because the epidural helped me save my strength for pushing. With my first, I was so tired they literally had to fold me on the bed to help me push because I was just so tired. It really is a to each their own though. They are both great options. Just make sure that you're a good candidate for a home birth.
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