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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    Legally your landlords aren't involved at all. Obviously if you cause damage you're liable, but that's pretty rare I recon (ruptured birth pool would be the only damage I could think of)
    So no. Don't tell them


    I recon someon else will be able to explain the risk scale and how it depends on the model/midwife better than I :-)
    Yep I've homebirthed twice in a rental, always happy to pay for any possible damages but have never had too, both water births as well.

    I guess risk is a personal thing depends what model of care your after, a government homebirth program won't take you unless your pregnancy is a singleton in a head down position, no gestation diabetes, no placenta previa, no history of cpd/cesarean/pph...basically if you have had a baby before it needs to of been completely event free. I'm not sure on BMI, ive probably missed a few things..An independent midwife will normally take on just about anything but it depends in the individual midwife and it would be a good idea to ask her about these things from the beginning.

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    We are in a rental and I had a home water birth. There was no damage to the house at all. It was a but messy as I lost a bit if blood but most of it was in the pool and my DP and midwives cleaned it all up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I guess risk is a personal thing depends what model of care your after, a government homebirth program won't take you unless your pregnancy is a singleton in a head down position, no gestation diabetes, no placenta previa, no history of cpd/cesarean/pph...basically if you have had a baby before it needs to of been completely event free. I'm not sure on BMI, ive probably missed a few things..An independent midwife will normally take on just about anything but it depends in the individual midwife and it would be a good idea to ask her about these things from the beginning.
    Thermolicious, do you know if government homebirth programs take you if your previous birth was an induction for post-dates?

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    Subscribing also are any of you ladies in qld? Op (and me) are, and I think there are different laws for each state??

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    where you birth is not yet dictated by law (thankfully!).

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    Sammyp, I'm in Brisbane and having a home birth in sept.

    I just found a private midwife.

    I don't think there are any home birth programs through hospitals here as they have in other states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissRose1 View Post
    Thermolicious, do you know if government homebirth programs take you if your previous birth was an induction for post-dates?
    Yep they do

    The laws about independent midwives needing insurance to be registered come into effect in July 2013, but they may resolve this issue or place another extension on it. There are currently no laws preventing anyone from Homebirthing/freebirthing.

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    I didn't have a home birth as unfortunately could not afford a private midwife. Saying that though I birthed at my local hospital with just midwives ( they actually kicked a doctor out as I had requested no doctors!) and had to large babies 4.25 and 5kg naturally.
    I'm a great supporter of homebirth but I would just like to say though if your planning a homebirth please have a midwife and not rely on an ambulance. Paramedics are only trained in basic emergency delivery incase they can't get you to hospital quick enough. If anything is abnormal in delivery they can only do the best they can with the minimal childbirth training they have.

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    I'd just like to thank you for this thread ladies, I had a very easy straight forward labour with ds in hospital and my obstetrician has actually suggested that I consider a home birth this time. I'm only 10weeks so have time to consider all my options.. I went private with ds and would like to go thru the birth centre (cmp) this time. If I don't get accepted then I will seriously consider a home birth.. I thought my biggest obstacle would be dh but he's all for it.

    All your info has been very useful!

    (sorry for crashing the thread!)

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    Thank you again ladies..Your information is very much appreciated!!


 

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