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December 16th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Not at all. It almost makes me laugh when I consider how much I've changed!

I used to watch the baby shows and if anyone even mentioned a homebirth I thought, "Why would you ever want to do that?!". Now I think, "Why wouldn't you want to?"

I had a CNM with my first birth. She was the most amazing person I've ever met. She just "got" me. I felt absolutely at ease with her. She only does hospital deliveries and I was not going back to that hospital with my second (they're very disorganized...we got a bill for the birth when DS was 11 months old!).

I didn't know who to go to for my second birth. It's a long story, but I ended up having an OB and having DD in a different hospital. That hospital was wonderful with their newborn policies. But the OB still didn't know my son's name by the end of my pregnancy and I have a whole bunch of other issues with her/that model of care.

Here I am, not even pregnant again, but I'm dead set on a homebirth for #3. From the books, blogs, birth stories I've read, from the shows I've watched it seems like the only way for me!

So here I am
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