Wow. WOW. I am still in shock. 2 weeks ago I got a very pink line on a pregnancy test. So here we go again! As I’ve posted already, the local hospitals all have VBAC bans in place. Besides and regardless of that, (it just really still hacks me so I mention it every chance I get!) this will be my very first home birth.
It is exhilerating and just a tiny bit frightening to realize that I have total freedom this time around. My husband (I was recently married) is completely and 100% supportive of any decisions I make regarding place and method of delivery. His motto is, “You have to do it, you get to call the shots. Just tell me what you need and I’ll get it.” How very very refreshing. I wish he could buy a bus and go on tour convincing hospitals and doctors, husbands and in-laws that this position is the very best kind of support anyone can offer a birthing woman. Ahhh….
So at this point, I’ll be having a homebirth, my 4th VBAC, in the water if it works out that way, alone if at all possible (just my husband and I “catching”, with a midwife in attendance in case of an emergency. I’ll keep you all informed.
Should make another good book.
“Advanced maternal age multipara, with history of gestational diabetes and “macrosomic” infants delivers at home despite a former diagnosis of cephalopelvic disportion and resulting surgical birth 15 years ago”