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Im not currently pregnant but my dh and I will be ttc soon!
My first birth with my son was an induction..still it was a perfect birth for me (all i wanted was my sweet baby boy)..we had ttc for 5 yrs so I never even considered anything other than a hospital birth (to scared to think about the "risks" associated with any thing other than the hospital) it was the normal induction..strapped down ..no eating..ect..but there were no other interventions used besides the epi and pit.
My second birth I was induced with gel but did not plan on getting pit or an epi..I was at a new hospital that supported a more natural birth experience ..getting up..using birthing tubs..balls ect..however my little girl decided to be breech at the last moment and since we were 45 mins from our home I didnt want to risk her cord being born first at our home (they gave me the option of going home and seeing if labor stopped or getting a c section) the recovery was HARD. I almost passed out in the hospital bathroom because I had lost so much blood..taking care of my 2 yr old and newborn a week after my section was awful awful awful.
After watching The Business of Being Born I felt like a natural birth is really my only option..I cant go back. My husband is very scared for me..and my family thinks Im going to die from uterine rupture..Im trying to educate them but its hard..I know they are just scared for me and love me.
I decided a few months ago that I wanted a midwife for my next birth..and then after doing some research I decided I wanted a home birth. We are kind of in the boonies..so even finding a midwife i hard...BUT..i finally have found a home birth midwife she is willing to come to my house for prenatal appts and will assist in a water birth. Im sooooo excited!!! I was starting to think I would never find a home birth midwife.
Ive been reading tons of online home birth stories and I get so emotional reading them. I cant wait to have mine.
I haven't been around in a bit but I had my fourth at home and it was the most amazing experience ever. I encourage you to get educated and surround yourself with people who are pro home birth. Good luck.
good for you!!! Im planning on have a home water birth... and this is my first! it took us almost 4 years to conceive this little boy! but here we are!!! I would also suggest finding all the people that are on board with you having a home birth and keeping them close! for me I have some people that arnt so on board with it and are trying to scare me out of it... I watched the business of being born and born in america! you should watch that one too!!! good luck in TTC!!!