Answer some questions for me please.
Where do you actually give birth? In your bed? On the couch? In the tub? How do you keep from absolutely ruining your home?
How do you sterilize your home before hand? I mean how do you know when you'll go into labor and know to clean for it? Do you go all natural or use some type of pain killers? Are all of you all natural?
Did you have a midwife or doctor of some sort?
Good experiences and bad experiences please tell.
I guess I have no idea how these work. I didn't have one and don't plan on having one as a personal choice but would love to be educated on it ;)
Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Samanthao2006 at 12:05 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
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Answer by Ati_13 at 12:50 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by keepinitsimple at 12:58 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
I just home-birthed my first child in April. I had a birth pool set up and wanted to give birth in it, but I ended up giving birth on our bed. We had a shower curtain laid over our mattress and a cheap sheet over the shower curtain to contain any mess. When the big show was all said and done, our midwife and her assistant took care of all of the mess so we never even knew it was there. They did dishes, started 2 loads of laundry, mopped the floors, made us some food, and God knows what else. They were with us for 8 hours after the birth of our baby, cleaning, cooking, and being here for support. Midwives are generally not legally allowed to bring anesthesia to your home, so no pains meds. I'm do not live an "all natural" lifestyle. I'm slowing becoming more granola, but I'm far from being crunchy. Unless there was a medical reason for me to be in the hospital to give birth, I'll be home birthing all of my children.
Answer by Oaksmommy at 8:48 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
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Answer by Ati_13 at 9:03 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
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