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Hi, I was hoping to get some general information/direction here.
My last birth (2nd) was very fast and we only just made it to the hospital in time. My Ob told me that this time I need to get there without delay as my next labour is likely to be fast also.
Is there anything I should know, if this baby decides to come quickly at home? How can I be prepared?
Sounds like you've got an amazing birthing body that knows what she's doing without medical help. Beautiful! :smiliedance:
Why would you need to go to an ob if your births go so smoothly? You could instead plan to have a homebirth (which you babes appear to want :D) and just use a booking with your ob as a back-up for the highly unlikely event that you might need her/him?
There's heaps of resources online that can help you prepare for a homebirth, let me have a look around and see if I can find a thread here that has some info...here you go, here's some threads right here with great HB info :)
Home Birth IS safe
The Need to Humanize Birth
British Medical Journal on Home Birth
How did you prepare?
And here are some great links too
There's some useful info here:
And some great books are:
oh WOW thanks so much!!! will give me something to read this arvo :yes:
Sounds like you've got an amazing birthing body that knows what she's doing without medical help. Beautiful!
oh absolutely :D i should have ten of them, it's so straightforward :thumbsup:
hi catflap..I am planning for the same event, just in case as my first baby came in less than 2.5 hours.
Maybe I should get a blow up swimming pool ;)
There is a site called Purebirth which is mainly about having an unassisted pregnancy and childbirth-
Even though you are planning a hosptial birth this site might give you some good information just in case bubby comes at home and you don't have a midwife.
Glad to hear you have such amazing births!!
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