Quoting Ashley Mike Boren:" I just ordered and it is being shipped my home birth kit from in his hands. I got the deluxe and added ... [snip!] ... and third was at a hospital so I have never done everything myself. Any helpful ideas of how things are done would be great. "
Quoting Lotus Mama:" You don't have a midwife attending the birth? What about a doula?"This.
Quoting Ashley Mike Boren:" No we are not, we live to far out of town."Midwives and doulas travel, ya know... and labor usually takes hours and hours.
Quoting Jude the Apostle:" I couldn't do unassisted but good luck! Will your partner be there to support you?"Absolutely. I would never do it alone. Unless I had to.
Quoting Ashley Mike Boren:" I tried for months to find one, and all three of my boys were born with 30 minutes of my water breaking. So mine don't take hours and hours."I just read you're only an hour from a hospital? And your husband only has to drive 20 minutes? I mean, that's not that bad at all. Then again you know better than anyone. I just personally wouldn't feel comfortable with delivering a child an hour away from a hospital without someone whose profession is working with home births. So many things could go wrong and that extra bit of intervention could mean the difference between life and death.
Quoting * MRS KING *:" Thats a big risk youre taking unless you are a qualified midwife/cn. Do you have any experience delivering?"I'm sure she'll answer but I just read in another one of her threads that she is not a midwife. She wants to be one but is not currently one. She has four children and has short labors apparently... Still not enough to make me feel comfortable with something like that but to each their own I suppose!
Quoting PhukinA!:" You need to look up the requirements in the state you will be delivering in.Every state has it's own ... [snip!] ... own requirements. I'm in TX and thankfully have heard it is fairly easy to get a birth certificate/social for an unassisted."
Iowa it is legal to have an unassisted birth. Which yes I used to be a nurse, and I worked in labor and delivery. I was going to be a midwife but quit schooling to be a full time mom.