145 days ago.
MamaCas31, I am pregnant with my first child and I'm excited to have a home water birth! I am going to try hypnobirthing and i practice now with birthing affirmations. :) I plan on recording my birth also :) I have an experienced midwife and also a Doula to help me through all this. How did you labor at home? If you have used a birth ball before, do they help a lot? I need to have a lot of options just in case i want to change it up when i am in labor.
320 days ago.
All the pregnant women on this site and little to no comments on the natural birth or home birth forums....lol. I'm pregnant with my 4th and we are planning our 3rd home birth. If anyone wants to chat or learn more, send me a message :) I've had a hospital medicated birth, a home birth where I birthed in my bed and a home birth where I birthed in the water. Planning on another water birth if labor is slow enough (last time was only 2 hours).
564 days ago.
Not a lot going on in this forum unfortunately! I just had my third child at home on Thanksgiving (Nov 24). He is my first little boy, and my last child! (2 girls and 1 boy, all under 4 years old... I think we are done!) he went 10 days overdue and was posterior, so I had a lot of back labor. He was by far my longest and most difficult labor, but he was totally worth it. :) His birth story is up on my page if anyone is interested in reading it (as are my daughters' stories). Hope to hear from some more homebirthing mamas soon!
616 days ago.
You'll have to prepare for the baby's clothes, diaper, cord clamp, sterile blade, your maternity diaper and clothes, yourself and etc. Authentic personal experience is in some ways the only life preserver left for those drowning in an ocean of unreal, unsatisfying hyper-reality. Kotak sees her live birth performance art as an acknowledgment that this life does indeed have real meaning and value. Human life portrayed as a work of art is the highest form of art conceivable. I don't think it would be a great thing to watch for the Live birth performance art coming to New York gallery. With an audience of people you choose and want to be there, I'm sure it's a thing of beauty. In spite of the pain and everything else.
831 days ago.
I took an anthropology class 6 years ago about birth and death and decided then that I would have a home birth (assuming everything goes OK). Now that I am pregnant, I am even more sure! I am only a block and a half from a hospital if things are not progressing normally. My midwife is pretty awesome and has a TON of experience. The hardest part of planning a home birth is the reactions of others. We are probably going to have to not tell people our plan, if they ask we might have to hedge, and if they find out we might have to tell them to mind their own business, depending on their attitudes.
841 days ago.
I've just started seeing my homebirth midwife :)
I've had my 3 previous babies in the hospital and like many other mothers I feel my experience was robbed of the naturalness I wanted so badly.
I now have a midwife who understands my body is MEANT to have babies and has confidence in my ability to give birth without interventions.
I'm due June 19th-only 16 weeks to go :)
904 days ago.
I'm planning a Homebirth for this lil nugget. I am a V2BAC. I dislike that the description (for this page) of Homebirth, it pumps fear into people. I mean... how did we all get here and human evolution even happen with out a Doctor attending to us (did you catch my sarcasm?) To much medical intervention with birthing nowadays. Pain and birthing through a vagina is a right of passion. I feel I have been ripped off with my previous births because I trusted my doctors. This birth will be at home and possibly unassisted. I am an empowered woman!
952 days ago.
Babynumber12; stay with what you believe. God has not brought you this far to look down on you. You have all the good experience but i will like you to let God have His way in this procedure you want to take. and let His Will be done. Am a lady 29 this yr, But still have not had any child of my own. Everywhere i go, lots of children come around and loves playing with me (i cant tell why). They Keep asking me of my own child which i sometimes end up crying. You don't know what u have in God. I have gone through two IVF now and they came out BFN but i rest my case in God. Hoping to hear how it all went for you, my dear. You will always be in my prayers.
952 days ago.
I am due to have baby #12 for my husband and I in June(#7 for me). We are planning a homebirth. Our youngest will be 2 later that month and I chickened out with him because my mom and husband were not comfortable with the idea and we couldn't afford the only lay midwife in our rural area, she wanted like $2700 cash! But this time I'm going to do it. Even if it's just God and me. I read an amazing book about a woman whom God chose to have a homebirth ministry, 'Born in Zion.' I know I can do it, I have had 6 uncomplicated vaginal deliveries in a hospital with no epidural. My last two deliveries were very quick even though they were induced. This time it's God's timing when this baby comes. Child birth is a very spiritual experience. God designed it and I trust in Him to oversee this miracle. I was an OB Nurse(RN) for over 6 years, I know what can go wrong. I also know what can go wrong when man interferes with God's business. I am a unique case, I know, and I hope my birth story will bless you!
970 days ago.
I am in the Columbia SC area and am in need of a lay midwife that will attend a VBAC it will be my third. Does anyone know of one? I am between a rock and a hard place right now. The laws will not allow a CNM to attend me at home and I am not aloud to birth in a birthing center. I do not want to go to the hospital for a normal delivery. We tried UB last time but had some complications that sent us to the hospital and would really like to have a midwife this time. We are new to the area and don't know where to find a midwife.
972 days ago.
Holographic Breathing is making some head way in the area of childbirth. It is great for reducing the pain of labour and generally helping in childbirth. In 2009 I taught the midwives at The Birth Centre - founded by Caroline Flint in south London. This was the first birth centre to be formed and Caroline Flint is a founder member and activist of the natural birth movement.
This has also inspired others, and now over 30 birth centres and hospitals have become involved and are passing Holographic Breathing on to mothers.
In the new year I will be starting therapist trainings for people who want to be therapist in this breathing/healing system either for birth, meditation or healing.
Free Audio Seminars and lectures can also be downloaded from my web site at www.holographic-breathing.com
992 days ago.
I'm having a home water birth in late may - early June 2011. We'll see when the baby decides to show.
995 days ago.
I am planning a home birth in Mar 2011 and if you are worried about the 'equipment'...most midwives bring what they need in case of emergency until an ambulance arrives...I had a hospital birth in 04 with my first child and there was entirely too much intervention that I wasn't even aware of at the time...if you have questions find a midwife they are normally happy to answer any questions you might have.
1000 days ago.
I think it's great that women do have home births, my sister was born at home. I do wonder though, aren't any of you worried about complications? I know midwives are present alot and stuff but that doesn't replace medical equipment if there is an emergency. I would be terrified of something happening!
1000 days ago.
Ginaboo - congratulations and that is fantastic that you want a home birth!
i am a home birth fanatic- i had my first baby at home 5 months ago and was with my sister when she birthed her 2nd and 3rd babies at home. You CAN do it! You have done it twice before and according to my sister it gets easier each time. Can i reccomend some reading, 'Home birth, a practical guide' by Nicky Wesson. And anything by Michel Odent, but i have read 'Birth Reborn, what child birth should be'. A lot of how a birth goes is positive mental attitude and being relaxed and comfortable - which you will be at home! Also i hired a birth pool, it was lovely and helped a lot with pain relief. I hope you find the confidence to have the birth that you want! X
1030 days ago.
Hi all! I just gave birth to my second daughter at home on Thursday last week! Once again, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I had both of my girls at home, both of their birth stories are on my page if anyone cares to read them! :)
1031 days ago.
I had an 'unplanned' home birth in June 2008 with my daughter who couldn't wait to get here....
The experience was definitely different, without drugs and nurses around.... made the birth more bearable I think?!?!
My husband delivered her and then five minutes after the paramedics came and clamped the umbilical cord
and took me and my daughter to the hospital.
Just wanted to say that without the drugs and surroundings of the hospital my experience was better, you feel more relaxed....(if that's possible) lol
1093 days ago.
Anyone have a Homebirth in Maryland with a Midwife? I am looking for one.
1095 days ago.
Free Seminar in Holographic Breathing This breathing system can be very useful for pain relief in child birth. This is Free at www.holographic-breathing.com. participants can learn how the bones of the pelvis breathe and move. In this process the pelvis becomes a very fluid structure. In birth it’s helpful to have this experience and be able to allow the pelvis to breathe with the baby. During birth this type breathing gently unfolds in its own way. The main effect of this is that most women said that this type of breathing takes away about 60% of the pain of labour, or changes it into something more enjoyable. There is a strong relationship between the jaw and the pelvis in birth, a loose jaw help the pelvis also become loose. This is aided in this breathing system as there is a small, gentle, movement of the mouth, on the in-breath the jaw gently opens, and on the out-breath the jaw gently closes. This is held by the lips being closed and the tongue being on the roof of the mouth, the breath is through the nose. In the first seminar participants learn how to go about this in a relaxed and easy way. At a certain point there is a remembrance as if this movement is expanding from with-in us, and as this happens the movement and the breath integrate, the mouth and the whole body relax into a deep, moving breath. A lot of pain in birth is when the the body tightens against the experience. As the mouth, jaw, body, and pelvic are in a gentle flux with the breath in Holographic Breathing this helps to remove this tensing against the natural unfoldment of birth and allows the body to have it natural intelligence. As it feels like the pelvis is breathing it makes it easier to breath the baby out, it make birth more enjoyable.
1100 days ago.
since you were 36 wks a mnth ago, it seems you may have gone already. I'm curious to know how everything went. I am currently 34 1/2 wks and my baby girl is still manuevering around quite a bit, so she very well may end up breech. If by 36 wks, she is not in a cephalic presentation, I will try chiropractic or acupunture, which have both shown to be quite effective in coverting from breech to cephalic presentations. Best of luck to all of you beautiful ladies...
1129 days ago.
I'm due June 14th (36 weeks now) and am planning on a home birth. My question is: Have any of you had a home BREECH birth? My little girl is currently wrong side up and I have been doing all sorts of 'excercizes' trying to get her to turn, but she hasn't yet. My midwife is going to try an external version on Wednesday, but I would also like to get any personal stories on a home breech birth if there are any, just in case she never turns. Thanks in advance!
1141 days ago.
Ginabooboo, have a look on my profile's Blog, where I have my Unassisted homebirth story, it will explain everything I feel about it - it was AWESOME !!!!!!! My little girl is now 7 months old and I am 19 weeks pregnant, and will have another unassited homebirth :)
1160 days ago.
I had a home birth on March 13th and have to say it was the BEST most AMAZING experience of my life! I feel like I climbed the highest mountain -- it was AWESOME. My midwife was amazing and totally empowered me throughout my pregnancy. This was my first pregnancy and I plan to have any future babies at home. I definitely wouldn't have it any other way! PM me if you want to know more - I'd be happy to share my experience.
1196 days ago.
I have had one hospital birth and two home births. If anyone wants to talk about homebirth, send me a message.
1204 days ago.
lilith - If I were you I would look at all the options. If you live relatively close to a hospital then you can justify having a home birth in that case. Another option is a birthing center if there is one around you, sometimes they are also called birth hotel or something like that. They are often located near a hospital in case of emergencies but still give you the peaceful and encouraging environment, perhaps even a little more so. In that case there is still less push of intervention and chances are your girls can be there too. But of course it can by more pricy since insurances are less likely to cover it. Try to find a practice where they support home birth and ask them for their advice. Good luck!