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    Default Home water birth in western Sydney

    So I have been looking into what kind of birth options are around and I think I would like to have a home water birth. I don't want to be in a place full of sick people, with nothing familiar around me. I want our baby born in a nice comforting environment where I have all my things that I could potentially want or need. Where my DH can be comfortable when I don't need him for support.
    The only problem is I'm having trouble working out where to start? My DH isn't keen on doing it if there isn't someone there who knows what they're doing, and tbh I would really like someone there to help guide us through it. But I am not sure where to find someone? Do hospitals over midwives to do home births?

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    Hospital midwives won't do homebirths. Your best bet is an independent midwife. You'll book a midwife from early on in your pregnancy and they'll look after you the whole way, right up into the postpartum period so you'll always have help when you need it You and your DH can interview a few until you find one that fits with you both, hopefully this will reassure your DH that birth is normal and safe.

    You'll be able to search for a midwife here: http://www.midwivesaustralia.com.au/?page_id=68 or here: http://www.bubhub.com.au/hubbub-blog...-in-australia/
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    You can find contact details here too

    http://www.homebirthsydney.org.au/?q=node/77

    I'm not sure where St George Hospital is but they run a homebirth program as well.

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    Oops silly me, i didn't think about the hospital having a homebirth programme - i'm not in NSW. Yes, that would be another good option. Be aware of any restrictions in that programme however that may mean you cannot have a homebirth with them later down the track. Ask loads of questions!

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    Default Home water birth in western Sydney

    Thanks for the advice! I will ask my dr about any home birth programs at the hospital and look into private midwives. This is my first baby, so I'm not sure where to start with a "normal" hospital birth let alone a home birth. I guess I have plenty of time!


 

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