I always thought that home birth was something that belong a couple of generations back and I didn’t see it as a possibility (now). However, I did get wiser after I gave birth to Adriana.
Home births – an extremely hot topic
I’ll give you an insight of the situation in Denmark: at hospitals moms-to-be get told “we don’t have time for you right now” and are being held in the waiting room or sent home. Or the widely used “we are very busy today” – like the baby is going to wait 😏 This does not make a mom-to-be feel safe, especially if it’s your first baby!
Back in 2015, I gave birth to A within 6 hours. The 3,5 hours were at the hospital where I heard both of the statements mentioned above. But I didn’t listen. How could I? The baby was on it’s way out!
Fast forward 2 years, I didn’t question home birth for a second. However, when the birth was too close I guess it’s normal to get cold feet. Although I didn’t want to stress about getting to the hospital and in worst case being told to go home or to sit and wait. I’d rather do that at home where I at least can feel calm and safe.
Baby daddy on the other hand was not 100% sure about this home birth thing. It seems normal for men to focus on the complications and how to aviod them rather than tempt them.
<<<< aid... I did end up getting cold feet but mostly because of A. What time of the day would I go into labor and where would she be, and how would she take it etc. THIS was the only stress factor. Nothing else.
<<<< ver... I passed my due date. Tick tock... I got restless and impatient. I went for a check at the hospital when I was 41+3 and everything was OK. I was 3 cm open and my body was ready. They didn't offer inducement because of my desire to give birth at home. What a relief because I was starting to freak out about the inducement risk because I wanted my body to go into labor naturally.
41+5… It was a Sunday and I wanted to go out and be active because “this baby won’t come if I sit and wait for it”. So we went for a walk to a playground with A and afterwards out for dinner. On our way back I could barely walk.
<<<< A was asleep we joked about inappropriate hours to go into labor. Zlatan said in the middle of the night and I said right before bedtime because I wouldn’t get any sleep while in the middle of the night I at least got some sleep.
We should have discussed it! 😂
My stomach was so weird that Zlatan took a picture of it at 22h and by 23h I was ready for bed.
However, I felt this weird but almost familiar feeling. I kept going back and forth from the bath room. Bam….
Get the things… I think it’s happening!To be continued….