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negative home birth experience NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
16th Aug '13

Anyone? All I ever hear is positive feedback, I've never once had someone tell me "I absolutely hated my home birth worst decision ever wish I went to the hospital..." So I'm just curious.
Of course.. feel free to post about your positive experiences.. I can never hear enough. I know it's the right decision for me but I'm still really nervous (about the birth in general, not birthing at home)

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
16th Aug '13

I'm going to watch.. I have yet to hear of a negative experience too!
There has got to be some bad that goes with the good.

*~*Sara&Ben+1.5*~* Due April 22; 1 child; Murray, Kentucky 1210 posts
16th Aug '13

I'm watching too, I'm trying to convince DH to do it.

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
16th Aug '13

Here it is.



http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1

yo moyo 1 child; Ishim, Russian Federation 1335 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Here it is. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1"


I was about to give this one too. I have to say though I'm extremely traumatized still after reading some of those stories like a year ago. I feel so sorry for the moms. :(

Cass Hole 3 kids; Shiloh, IL, United States 7585 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Here it is. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1"


Those stories are extremely sad. :(

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting momento mori:</b>" I was about to give this one too. I have to say though I'm extremely traumatized still after reading some of those stories like a year ago. I feel so sorry for the moms. :("</blockquote>




DH and I were researching home births when pregnant with DD, but once we read these stories we were to terrified!!!

Aracely+3! 💜 3 kids; California 705 posts
16th Aug '13

Aw poor little angels!! :( may they all rest in peace to the ones who passed!

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Yer mom's house, GA, United States 12414 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Here it is. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1"


Oh wow :cry:

*~*Sara&Ben+1.5*~* Due April 22; 1 child; Murray, Kentucky 1210 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Here it is. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1"



I am now so sorry I asked. My heart aches for those families!

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
16th Aug '13

My son would have died in a home birth. Thanks to the nurses and doctors, he is a thriving 20 month old now :)

yo moyo 1 child; Ishim, Russian Federation 1335 posts
16th Aug '13

I think it's important to remember that babies die due to mistakes made by Drs as well. I don't know what the stats are though, or even if valid stats do exist on the matter.
But I guess if something goes wrong in a home birth, the guilt and responsibility is all on you for choosing that.
Good luck for all of those making this decision. I suppose it's important to educate yourself to the max and call 911 right away if something doesn't go right when you're doing a home birth.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting momento mori:" I think it's important to remember that babies die due to mistakes made by Drs as well. I don't know ... [snip!] ... important to educate yourself to the max and call 911 right away if something doesn't go right when you're doing a home birth."


Complications can occur anywhere.. I feel very confident with my midwife and my body. I live 10 minutes from one hospital and 15 from 2 others, 5 blocks away from a firehall and ambulance bay. Having had two healthy uncomplicated pregnancies and births makes me feel even better about it too, This baby is already head down *knock on wood* and there has been no concerns what so ever. I wouldn't attempt a home birth if I had a pre-existing condition or had something develop during the pregnancy though..

Hollymailhot 1 child; Laporte, Minnesota 374 posts
16th Aug '13

My home birth experience was both negative and positive...I am still glad I had a home birth but it was a traumatic experienced just the same. Right after delivery I had a severe hemmorage presumably due to a large amount of tearing. I saw my daughter for a few seconds before passing out...the midwife had 30 plus years of experience and felt it best to call the ambulance to take me to the hospital...so the EMTs came and carried me out on a stretcher. The OB on call looked at all the tearing and sighed and said oh wow...I was given lots of fluids but didn't need a blood transfusion (I had been taking massive amounts of iron supplements otherwise I probably would have). We left my daughter with the midwife as it seemed best for her. They gave me around 35 stitches and sent me home. I was very weak and in a lot of pain...my husband had to do most of the work with the baby and had to help me go to the bathroom and everything else. I felt like I lost that bonding time with my daughter which makes me sad. It was very scary and traumatic for both me and my husband...I am pregnant again and due any second. This time I am having a midwife but delivering in a hospital...also we now live 30 miles from a hospital where before we were less than a mile from one. So it is just didn't seem wise to attempt a home birth again. But like I said I still liked having a home birth up until the end! lol!

Anja[VBA2C GRADx2!] 5 kids; Illinois 3576 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting kelsey054:" Here it is. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/?m=1"

Not to discount negative experiences, but the person running that blog is an anti-home birth "doctor" who will frequently harass and torment women who think midwives and home births are a good thing. I wouldn't trust anything she ever published.