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March 2nd, 2013, 11:45 AM
Genipher Genipher is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 141
We have had 4 successful homebirths and are now waiting for #5 to make his/her appearance (again, at home).

I love being able to move freely about my own home and the comfort of my own bed after the birth. We usually have friends and family bring food and the midwives help with clean-up after the birth.

When we had our second, our daughter (who was 2) was present for the birth. As soon as her brother was "out", she held out her arms to hold him. They've been pretty close ever since.
#3 & 4 were born during the night, so the older kids were asleep during delivery. But I like having the option of inviting them to watch (should I so choose) without asking permission from a doctor/hospital.

Anyway, I hope you're able to try a homebirth. It's an amazing thing!
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