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Luv2bemommy 08-31-2006 09:56 PM

Need all mama's that have had a homebirth!!!
Please help better inform me so I can better inform DH about having a homebirth! We had went to a homebirth presentation back in July and he was ALL for it but now I'm pregnant he's backing out. All the what-if's are coming about.

I'm not scared of the pain or giving birth at home. My concerns is going past 42 weeks. With my other three children I went over 42 and I always ended up with an induction. What if I go over 42 weeks with a homebirth? How long would a MW let me go? What if my baby dies because of it? I also worry about getting the birth certificate and SS card since it is illegal here in NC to have a MW attend a homebirth.

Has anyone ever started out with an OBGYN and dropped them before having the baby? My husband's side has heart defects and I would like to get some u/s's also but don't know how to go about doing this.. It's just sooo many decisions! I would love to have a homebirth!!

kris10s 08-31-2006 10:14 PM

Re: Need all mama's that have had a homebirth!!!
Well, I'll start with the ss # and birth certificate: they are no big deal.

We gave birth in Wake County as VIRGINIA residents, which was an extra hurdle, and it was still really easy to get bc and ss#. Bring baby into local health dept to prove they are real, Dad signs as birth attendant.

I don't know about going late. It would totally depend on your midwife. If you are in the Raleigh area, PM me for a name :thumbsup:

There are a lot of great homebirth stats for your hubby, but I don't have time to grab them... maybe check MDC?

presleycaedmon 08-31-2006 10:14 PM

Re: Need all mama's that have had a homebirth!!!
I started with an OB, then left for a midwife, then went BACK to the OB (insurance/$$ issues), then switched BACK to the midwife at 36 weeks!!

You can read all about my homebirth here. Let DH read it and PLEASE PM me with any question. My DH is a huge homebirth advocate and would be happy to answer any of your DH's questions...just in case he needs to hear it from a man's point of view! LOL

ETA: I was 42 weeks to the day when DD made her appearance. I know for a fact the my doctor would have done a C-section (he already told me that that was his plan as I had some pelvic problems and DD was expected to be big) She ended up weighing 10lbs and 4oz, was born in the water, and I didn't have one single tear!!

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