Thursday, November 24, 2005

Never say never...

So, I know I said I would never consider an unassisted home birth because of the DH factor... But I am considering it now. I was thinking that along the lines of playing it by ear and only calling someone if I felt I needed to. The drawback, I couldn't really tell DH my plan. I normally don't encourage this level of concealment in marriage... But mine is a weird case and DH is really not open to the idea at all.

At the insistence of DH I went to a nurse midwife yesterday to hear an "all fine"... And I actually really liked her. We were thinking to visit a "medical professional" a few times during the pregnancy to cover our butts in case of transfer anyway, so I think we will go to her. DH is urging me to consider just delivering in Cheyenne with her, but I don't want to deliver in a hospital if I can avoid it. Maybe she's my back up plan if for some reason I have to deliver in the hospital.

5 comments:

helena said...

how old is your youngest at the moment?

UmmLayla said...

My youngest is 3 in January.

Anonymous said...

I'm also wishing to have a baby at home too inshaa`Allaah. The drawback would be that I may noy get that peaceful rest that you get when you give birth in a hospital. That's the only thing I'm worried about really. Alhamdulillaah DH is all for it - he's like "that's how they give birth in Africa!" *smile*

Umm Zahra said...

I am planning on a homebirth. I originally wanted to do a completed unassisted birth, but apparently I have to take antibotics for my heart murmur. I'm going to get the antibotics and then send the midwife to the living room for a cup of tea. NO DILATION CHECKS! The midwife is ok with leaving us alone. Yeppie!

Nadia said...

oh ok..now I see you are expecting...congratulations.....!! :D

hugs
Nadia