Hi, I'd love to join in as I don't think any mums on my 'when are you due' thread are homebirthing, so it's nice to chat to others who are.
I'm 16 weeks today, so will be having bub smack bang in the middle of the hottest month of the year oh well....
This is bub number 1 and am very excited to be planning a home birth. I'm in Perth so am lucky to be going through the awesome Community Midwifery Program making it all free. The whole collaborative agreement thing sounds like one big headache - just a way for obs to stay in control of course.
One of my friends who recently had a home birth recommended reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. She thought it was the single most helpful book for her. I've borrowed from the Midwifery Program's library so am looking forward to a good read.
Anyone else here from out West?