My husband and I are not pregnant yet, but this will not be my first or second go around. I want to know and research all my options before getting pregnant. Homebirth is what I really want to do for me, but my husband doesn't think any of the labor and especially the delivery should be done in a hospital.
When it comes to giving birth to my children they come quickly and easy. The first one I had an epidural and hospital birth, it was awful, the recovery was even worse. The second one was born in a hospital but without any painkillers, the doctor was a midwife/missionary before, the labor was difficult but the recovery was much faster. They are now 11 and 10 years old.
I am remarried as of October 12, 2011. We have decided to add our babies to the two I have and the two he has. They are 12, 11, 10, and 2.
I don't trust the local hospitals and the other free standing birth center is located 45 minutes away. The only reason this makes me nervous to travel is my other labors were only 4 and 2 hours.
How do I convince my family that I am capable of having the babies at home?