if so what do you do during the pregnancy to get ready. what are the procedures you need to take, do you go to a regular ob for your prenatal? ive never had one and i would like to get a little more educated on this home birth thing for maybe # 3 what are the good and bad?
Home birth is easier in some states than others. There may be MDs, DOs, PAs, CNMs, LMs, or lay midwives that do home births. Usually they come to your home to do your prenatal care. They may have you see a back-up doctor. This is the doctor that would deliver the baby if you had to go to the hospital. Home birth is a good choice if you are healthy and understand the birth process. It's not a good choice for moms that don't take care of themselves and are looking for a cheap birth.
Sheila Kitzinger's book on Home birth is really good. You can watch videos on YouTube.
Answer by Gailll at 9:58 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
I almost had a home birth. I ended up going to the hospital about an hour before birth. It was difficult in my state to have a home birth. My midwife was arrested when I was about 8 mo. I was going to have an unassisted home birth (1983). I lived 5 min from hospitals and we were prepared for emergencie. I had been in labor for 2 days and had the flu. I was vomiting blood and we were afraid I was dehydrated. The baby's heart rate was OK but I talked with my MD and I went to the hospital. I didn't need an IV and the MD let me squat over the hospital bed and have the baby all by myself in a darkened LDR room. No nurses, just the MD and my husband across the room. We went home in about 2 hours.
Answer by Gailll at 9:49 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:57 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by MeAndLo at 10:12 AM on Aug. 25, 2010