Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I had a home water birth. Here in Europe all of our prenatal care is midwives, they work on prevention ... [snip!] ... out to weigh him at 10 days to make sure he was gaining weight. I took him to the pedi at 6 weeks old for his final check up."
Quoting ßεχ™:" I wanted a home birth or a birth in a maternity unit rather than a hospital but i couldn't ... [snip!] ... time I'll have a pool birth at home or in a maternity unit. I do love our midwives though, I couldn't imagine having a doctor."
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I had complications and was under high risk consultant care . I went to the community midwife unit for ... [snip!] ... later my water broke. The consultant was an absolute plonker and i'm glad at 8 months pregnant i went to the homebirth unit."
Quoting ßεχ™:" Yea I think next time i would rather a maternity unit or home birth, it's such a better environment! ... [snip!] ... after 5 days of them letting me labour slowly I stopped contracting and dilating at 8cm so I had to go on syntocin "
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I laboured for 5 days too! It was just early labour though, then my waters broke and it took another ... [snip!] ... the end it was the doula making me eat, and then giving me a deep relaxing massage that got things swiftly moving along again. "
Quoting ßεχ™:" Aw labour sucks :/ it was my mum forcing me to eat, I'd already thrown up a couple of times when I had ... [snip!] ... especially as DS was back-to-back I think people really underestimate how much skin contact and massage can help with pain!"