I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this post, but I'll give it a shot! I'm considering a home birth for LO#3 and am looking for some input.
Background: DS1 was born at a brand new hospital in Baltimore. He was born preterm and wad in the NICU for quite some time before coming home. Directly following his birth, he was whisked away by nurses and taken directly to the NICU.
DS2 was born full term at a different local hospital. My experience at this hospital was less than desirable. I hated the staff. I had to be quite forceful to let them know that I didnt want baby leaving my side, I was constantly interrupted by staff coming in and out of my room, and it just didnt seem as intimate as I was hoping for. With DS2, my water broke at home, and he was born less than 5 hours later.
I'm considering a home birth for this next little one, as I would like it to be a more relaxing and personal experience. I was hoping to get personal input from some mamas that have experienced both a hospital experience and a home birth. I'd love to go to a birthing center, but the closest one to my house is an hour away, and I'd be nervous that it would be too far...
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