Neither of us wanted a homebirth which I clearly prefaced my comments on, nor as I have said do I know enough about it to know what compromise could have been made.
I did what I felt was best and safest for my baby, myself and my family.
I also came very close to death during a hospital birth. That experience would NEVER have happened if I birthed at home. It was a direct result of standard hospital policies.
Everyone has their own risk assessment process, just because they are all different, doesn't mean one is better or worse, right or wrong.
A vaginal birth carries less risk to the baby that a csec, so is it fair to say that anyone who has an elective csection putting themselves first and risking their child life?
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Sorry, but I think not having any ultrasounds or care during pregnancy is irresponsible. You're not going to die from getting a checkup! And neither is the baby.
I have no issue with homebirth.
He didn't say he outright didn't want drugs so I don't know what I would have done, same as he didn't say he wanted a homebirth and nor did I. I'm not going to hypothesise about something that didn't happen and I know MY DH well enough to know that he wouldn't have had that opinion, if anything I did.
ETA I did say that couples should make the decision together but I take on board that it's not appropriate in all cases.
I was fortunate that i was able to access a midwife who i respected and was able to attend my homebirth. I hope that i don't ever have to make this choice, but if i was not able to access a suitable midwife, then i most probably would make the decision to freebirth (birth without a registered midwife - this does not mean birthing without any support) because i believe that would be safer for me and my baby than to birth in hospital.
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