Our bathroom looked like a slaughterhouse (cause cord was broken without clamping and I got out of bath then walked through house with cord trailing beneath me leaving a lubbly blood trail) and my sister(in another state) organised cleaners to come in whilst we were in hospital. Unfortuneately they didn't keep the bits of membrane I had neatly laid on the side of the bath to dry and put in baby box. Most of blood was in bath though and poo in the strainer (5yo DD still has a fascination with talking about pooing as you birth)so it was a case of just pulling the plug and flushing the loo really. What a waste of all that precious blood though.
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my 2nd i had at home i just got at the bath had a few pushes n he was out,it made a bloody mess we had to throw the mattress out
my 2nd was born in the car,but i had put a shower curtain down so no mess in the car
my 4th was born in our bath at home so all the mess just washed down the plug hole,except for the chunky bits that had to scooped out of the bath
Hey I know this is an old thread. I've been looking into home birth but ave more gravitated towards freebirth.
One of my concerns is breast feeding? Would I hire some one to give me some pointers? Would I ask a family member/friend ?
My fears were never realised looking back on what I wrote. Two freebirths without tearing and mess was dealt with by my husband.
Breastfeeding - I found my best support came from friends who breastfed with my first baby. I didn't feel I had the same support with my last babies but I think it helped me initially so maybe that was just about normalising it for me.
Mama to 5 T 12y, N 8y, A 6y and free bub J 3y D is here too!
As normal as life can get
im scared about alot of things but this thread has made me calmer an answered alot of questions for me
I'd prefer a midwife attended homebirth, but due to the current climate that makes midwives fearful of going against the ACM's stance on anything other than 'low risk' at home, i worry that i won't be able to find a midwife to attend an HBAC. I'm not decided whether i'd rather labour at home as long as possible and head into hospital, or to freebirth.
My fear is the same as Lillynix (from her post back in 2007), that i could be one of the 1 in 200 who experience uterine rupture. I know what to look out for (firstly sudden drop in blood pressure and increase in heart rate for mum, and later a decel in baby's heart rate that doesn't recover after a contraction) which does make me a little calmer. I'm worried that if we were very unlucky and it happened, we wouldn't make it to the hospital on time. I worry that i would feel responsible for killing my child, even though the same thing could happen in a hospital and still not make it to theatre in time.
Lillynix, if you don't mind sharing, how did you work through the fear?