I am 30 weeks pregnant right now with my 6th baby. A little history of me.... I have had 5 babies. My second was premature due to placental abruption and that was my one and only c-sec and birthing complication. So that instance does put me at a greater risk category, but I have had 3 perfectly fine vaginal hopital births since. As my mind set has gone to a more naturalistic/old fashioned way I decided I want to have my baby at home this time with just my husband and kids around. I talked to my doc about it today for the first time. Was scared to say what my plans were even though he is a great doctor who would be more open minded than most I think. But, of course he advised against it for anyone, but especially me because of the abruption and c-sec history and he said my chances of heavy bleeding are greater after five babies. I believe what he is telling me. I believe that there may be more risks for me than for another, but I still don't feel that I am at any more risk than any other healthy pregnant women. Like I said I have had 3 uneventful vaginal births since my abruption/c-sec. I am prepared to transfer to the local hospital if something goes wrong, but I feel that I can handle the most natural process of life and be prepared enough to do whats necessary. I have researched and discussed. I'm down to the nitty gritty now. My last couple months are upon me so it will be time now to really consider it all. Obviously I do not want to put myself or baby in harms way, but it is something I feel I want/need to do this time around. What do you all think? Some think its just crazy and stupid. and some think its natural and a good thing to do. I respect what my doctor says, but I need to respect my desires more. I don't want to be too scared to go through with it either by thinking of the worst all the time. Anything can happen or go wrong and want to be prepared for any of it, but i don't anticipate anything bad as long as I follow my instincts.