I've had two successful home births with certified midwives with no meds. Most people either think I'm a strong woman or delusional.
Girls, have you considered home birth? Guys, would you be comfortable supporting your wife if she wanted a home birth?
- yes, home birth please!5% (1)0% (0)3% (1)Vote
- yes to the midwife but in a hospital5% (1)8% (1)6% (2)Vote
- Dont know yet bc im not prego/ it's her choice20% (4)38% (5)27% (9)Vote
- no, hospital all the way but I/she can have a vaginal delivery50% (10)54% (7)52% (17)Vote
- c-section please!20% (4)0% (0)12% (4)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Honestly, I don't care so much. I will simply leave it to my girlfriend to decide (and she is more of a hospital-person I believe). My little sister was born at home, in the bathtub and my mom loved it. She still says it was by far the best and most comfortable birth she gave (there were three in total). I can see her point and I agree with it partially. Making the woman feel comfortable is certainly important and the whole thing also seems a little more... romantic, I guess? I also think it's really funny/cool how they let my sister just dive around in that bathtub for about 10 minutes after she came out... she was like a fish and didn't need any oxygen because she was still connected to my mom via the umbilical cord. Interestingly, she's still a water-lover today ;-).
On the other hand, I can also see @Noboddy's point. It's really a scary thought that a complication might happen. You are right that those complications are pretty rare but they can still occur. I am almost completely blind because of a visual disability that occurs in only 1 out of 100,000 people. So while this is a super extra rare thing, it still happened to me. And the idea that this could happen during a home birth and you're simply helpless and can't do anything is extremely scary for me as the boyfriend/husband. This might sound a little mean but I don't even care so much about the baby. Of course I want it to be fine and healthy too but if complications would occur, I would be even more worried about my girlfriend who I love more than anything in the world.1
Most Helpful Girl
Actually I've talked to a few mothers that gave birth at home with a midwife and it went pretty well. I think their reasoning was better atmosphere or something. Their insurance didn't cover it so they had to pay out of pocket. If I were pregnant and had checked out alright previously, I wouldn't mind giving birth at home with a midwife. There's also the choice of a birth center, some hospitals have them. Apparently they're like, separate wards that are supposed to simulate the atmosphere and comfort? of giving birth at home? Without all the interference of hospital tech and stuff. Some people don't like it and some people do I guess it all depends.0