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January 8th, 2010, 08:16 AM
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I know nobody that has had a home birth in real life. How about you? Any of your friends or family had one?

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January 8th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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yes, several!
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Courtney, Nola, Kya, Whitney, and baby girl #5 coming soon!
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January 8th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I know a few, there are four or five unassisted people in the area and countless assisted people. Personally though, I know two
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January 8th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Lots! One of my friends even delivered twins at home. I know at least 10 women who have given birth at home.
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January 8th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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My mother-in-law and 2 sister-in-laws.
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January 8th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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yep. i know a few. the one who got me into homebirths was my mom. (my oldest and her youngest are the same age) her last 3 kids were born at home.
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January 8th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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I have a few friends IRL who gave birth at home. All of the homebirth midwives I've met had their babies at home. Nobody in my family, though, unless you go back a couple generations. They all think I'm nuts.
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January 8th, 2010, 11:25 AM
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My MIL had 7 of 9 at home, DH being the first born at home
My SIL is going to have her first HB, with baby #3.
I know plenty from our midwives group due to the moms group they have

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January 8th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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My best friend had a homebirth with the midwives I used, about 7 months after I did. I actually met her here on JM, and when we realized we lived close to eachother, we've been friends ever since... she was even my support person at Kate's birth, and she'll be here for my next birth as well.

There is also a Meetup group for other Homebirthing mama's here in my area. I joined when I was pregnant with Kate, and trying to find a midwife. I don't attend a lot of functions anymore, but have in the past and met about 6-8 other moms that have had homebirths.

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January 8th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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My paternal grandmother had 1 unassisted homebirth (not planned) since her last baby came so quickly.

My maternal grandmother had 2 unassisteds (not planned), one was my mom (the eldest) and then the youngest child as well.

My MIL had all of her kids at home with some unassisted and some assisted with just village women (back in Korea, no real midwives).

None of my friends though

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January 8th, 2010, 02:49 PM
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We have some family who have had homebirths. My grandma had her last 2 kids at home, unplanned. She's a stubborn person and at the last minute decided not to go to the hospital.
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January 9th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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We took a childbirth class geared toward couples planning homebirths. We kept in touch so I know a few.

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January 9th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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yes, one of my good friends births at home. She always loves her births.

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January 9th, 2010, 10:08 PM
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No, well, aside from my midwife.
Marisa (29) married to J (35), mama to G (10), D (7), B (5) and K (1).
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January 10th, 2010, 07:32 AM
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Not yet, but SIL is planning to homebirth her next babe.

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