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  #1  
January 13th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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The first time you heard about homebirth? Were you freaked out and completely skeptical and if so what lead you back around to it, or were you open to it?

Personally I heard about it when I was really young and it made sense, then I didn't think about it for years and when I finally heard about it again it was weird... And then somehow everything clicked and I was set!
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January 14th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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I thought it sounded pretty cool. The first time I remember hearing about someone having a homebirth was 10 1/2 years ago when my friend had her third child at home. Of course I grew up knowing about homebirth since I knew that my grandparents and their siblings were all born at home.
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January 14th, 2007, 11:38 AM
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I thought it sounded frightening, but not stupid. I knew I would need to learn a lot and educate myself on what to expect, but I never saw it as reckless or negligent or ridiculous, Ive certainly come across people whose first thoughts are those :-P
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January 14th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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I was like "WHAT? You can DO that?!!?!?!??!!?" i seriously thought it was illegal...which it sort of is in this state, but that's beside the point. Then April (doornail dorothy) sent me Isaeph's birth story and it was all over for me..i knew i didn't want to give birth any place else.
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January 14th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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it never really occoured to me that I could have one, till now,

ok well I guess my reasons for this were that my aunty was my midwife and well up untill this pregnancy has been,

and for my first 2 she was a hospital based mw, and my 3rd PG was extremely complicated, and twins, and ended in a kind of home birth, (i delivered the twins in the car in MY driveway)

and the with pg #4 I thought about it and was open to having it, BUT i chose to be induced as I didnt want to be in labour on the twins 1st anniversary

this tiem round we have moved 12 hours away from my aunt, so shes a no go
and we live 40mins away from the closest hospital, and having super fast Labours, we knew right form ttc that unless #1 a medical emergancy comes up, or #2 I am in the middle of town and about 40 mins away from home, (not much chance of making it home)
I am having this baby at home,
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January 17th, 2007, 05:31 AM
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Aww...yeah!


Um...I don't remember my exact thoughts, but kind of like tandem nursing (hehe....which I do now!) I thought it was silly. I just wanted an unmedicated hospital birth with ds...but found it impossible, so I stayed home with Ele.
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January 18th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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My first thought about homebirth.... *I want that*
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January 22nd, 2007, 05:00 PM
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I actually wanted one before I ever heard of it. During my 2nd hospital birth, I kept thinking of cave women birthing, and decided immediately afterwards that if I had another baby it would be in my "cave" with the women of my tribe - no doctor or hospital necessary! Imagine my delight when pregnant a few years later, I heard about a homebirthing clinic near me! I had no idea women still homebirthed, but I already knew I would be doing it. And it was wonderful- exactly the way I imagined.
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January 22nd, 2007, 06:20 PM
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I actually wanted one before I ever heard of it. During my 2nd hospital birth, I kept thinking of cave women birthing, and decided immediately afterwards that if I had another baby it would be in my "cave" with the women of my tribe - no doctor or hospital necessary! Imagine my delight when pregnant a few years later, I heard about a homebirthing clinic near me! I had no idea women still homebirthed, but I already knew I would be doing it. And it was wonderful- exactly the way I imagined.[/b]

Cave women, i LOVE it! I'm feeling a bit like cave dwelling at the moment myself, maybe it's close, i hope, i hope!
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January 23rd, 2007, 02:32 AM
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lol Abbey, glad I'm not the only one feeling the cavewoman vibes!
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January 23rd, 2007, 11:19 AM
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lol Abbey, glad I'm not the only one feeling the cavewoman vibes![/b]

nope! I actually wondered to myself if i had irked you in some way, cuz i haven't seen you on yahoo in so long, and then i was "stupid, if I feel like this at 38, i bet she is about as antisocial right now as can be!" I just want to hide in a dark corner and sleep forever, and i know whatever you have been feeling has got to be more intense!

Hugs, mama!
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January 23rd, 2007, 01:55 PM
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No irking, just really really antisocial... And also sleeping from eh, about 2 am to 3 pm every day...

Those hugs are coming right back at ya!
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