I have been under the care of the same midwives who delivered my son (natural hospital birth) and while I am happy with my care and I know that they do support me 100% in my wish for a natural delivery I have been thinking ALOT about the possibility of a homebirth.
SO.... if you've had a homebirth or are planning a homebirth what are some of your reasons, what made you SURE that you wanted a homebirth?
I know my husband is worried about the "mess" and I know one of my concerns is not having the ability to send the baby to the nursery and not have any downtime while I am recovering (since I have 3 other young kids) I only stayed at the hospital for 36 hours after I delivered my son but that time to re-coup w/o my other kids around was definitely nice. I LOVE That the midwives at home would let me bond and nurse my baby for an hour or so before doing any of the necessary tests, but It was nice to have that time to take a shower, or take an hour long nap w/o my other kids running around.
So.... I guess I would just love to hear people's thoughts, experiences, etc.... as my DH and I make this decision (and rather quickly as Im already 31 weeks). I spoke to one midwife just now who will take my insurance and said that b/c I've already had one natural delivery she would be ok taking me on as a client this late but that I should make my decision soon.
Sorry if this got long thanks so much if you've read this far!