did you have your homebirth and not like your home?
, Dec 12 2011 10:18 AM
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:18 AM
Bit of a odd question but I am planning a homebirth in 2012 and my home is not ideal.. we don't love our house, we are planning to move as soon as we can afford to (won't be before the birth).. I am fine with having my baby here, but I just wish my house was 'better' for want of a better word.
It would be nice to birth in a home that you actually liked...
Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:31 AM
Not my experience but it is one of my closest friend's experience. She didn't like her home and wanted to move for ages but birthed her first child at home despite this. It wasn't about the 'home', it was about the best chance for a safe, no/low intervention birth which is what she got. She has now moved and just birthed her second baby in their new home
Hope that helps!
Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:38 AM
Hi is there any way that you could set up a section of your home the way that you want it... buy a few nice things to have around you, a lamp that you can dim and music your birth pool (if you plan to have one) etc...
Might help you forget the parts of the house that your not too fond of...
Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:33 PM
I don't absolutely LOVE my home, i mean, i don't hate it, but i don't love it either. We are just renting and the house is very small, it's kinda daggy. We'll probably move at some stage (i freaking hope so anyway), but can't afford to anytime soon. And yeah, i was fine to homebirth here. I think this house will always have a place in my heart since my last 2 babies were born here, and if anything i like it a bit more since having my homebirths
Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:05 PM
I homebirthed in a rental!
Did I love it?- NO
Did it matter?-No
We live not far from it now and I sometimes stop outside and tell DD that's where she was born......I did take her placenta with us when we moved ( it was in the freezer) as I didn't feel comfortable burying it there.
DS was born in our family home...I'm not sure if I love it or not I've never really thought about it..
Edited by meemee75, 12 December 2011 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:23 PM
I didn't love my home UNTIL I homebirthed my latest 2 in it. We no longer live there, but I have really fond memories of it (because of the children born there). It wasn't even a house. It was a small unit in the middle of Sydney with no backyard. I had issues before their births about having a homebirth in a unit complex, but I survived, and it was fine, and only one elderly neighbour heard me
She was very nice about it.
I don't think you have to love it, you just have to be comfortable. The hospital option - sterilised hospital room, can't be that comfortable (though i suppose some people would be).
Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:36 PM
We sold our home within 5 months of my homebirth there. I did love the house but I really hated the location. It would have been nice to birth in our forever home but that was not our reality.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:18 PM
I haven't homebirthed, but plan to in future, so if I were to fall pregnant now, chances are I'd be birthing in the home we're in now.
I do not like it, it's small, and often dream of moving.
I'd still birth here though. I am choosing a homebirth more because I feel I will be better respected as a free-thinking birthing woman who wants to have a drug-free VBAC birthing at home than birthing in hospital... rather than birthing at home because I like the idea of having a house full of memories or whatever.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 04:59 PM
I have had 2 home births in 2 different rentals. Neither were ideal houses but it wasn't about the house, it was what place would be best for myself and bub. Both houses caused their own little dramas for birth but now we look back and laugh at it.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:30 PM
I birthed our last in the home we own now, but it's not our forever home either. We don't live in a very nice neighbourhood, and our goal is to make a tree change later in life, in about 10-15 years or so, depending on finances.
Even knowing all that, my husband and I have both said we will be sad to sell/leave this house one day, because we had a baby here.
If you know you will one day leave, I recommend lots of photos if that's your thing during your birth. I have only a few photos, and I now wish I'd been telling someone, anyone, take more photos, take more photos. I find memories fade faster when you've left the place where you made those memories, and photos help to keep them alive.
I don't even have enough photos for a youtube montage. lol
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