05-20-2012, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Re: Homebirth mama's check in?
Hi!! I'm brand new here, so haven't done an intro, but your post caught my eye
Originally Posted by Sageac
I wonder if I am the only one on this thread hoping to have a home-birth? I am doubtful, cause there are many mamas here, so statistically there should be a few of us. I wonder about how *you* do it...
How many births have you had?
How many (if any) were at home? Or, is this your first planned homebirth?
Planning a water birth? Hypnobirth? other comfort methods?
Midwife? CNM? CPM? UC?
Doula? other support?
What homebirth kit/supplies will you use?
What diaper will you use first? Will you EC?
I've had 7 births so far. 5 were at home, I'm planning homebirth #6.
I've never done a waterbirth. My labours are so hard, fast, and unpredictable that I don't think there would be time to get warm water in a pool, LOL!
Midwife, that's it.
No vaccines, meds, testing
I've never really needed any special supplies. Just a yogourt container for the placenta, and ratty old dipes for pads immediately after, towels, chux pads.
I've done EC before, but with all these kids and their activities & homeschooling, frankly I can't give the babies that sort of close attention. Sounds bad, but it's the way it is. I just use prefolds because that's what I have, LOL. I guess if I hang around here long enough, I'll end up buying some more interesting dipes .