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Midwife homebirth input please!!!!! ♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

First off, I am annoyed as hell that I live in a shitty state that only had TWO BIRTHING CENTER around here and both are over an hour away from me. 

So my question is, any ladies who have had a home birth. How far away did your midwife live? The only midwives I can find (and I really mean only another thing that pisses me off about this shitty state) all work for the same office about 30 minutes away. I have an appointment on the 23 and I'm scared they are going to tell me I live to far away and my only option will be a hospital birth. 

If that's the case tho I guess my ass will be having an unassisted home birth.  My last birth, the hospital refused to let me give birth in the position I wanted to and it gave me HORRIBLE back spasm that I still have on occasion today, 2 years later.

HeyThereElizabeth Due September 16 (boy); 2 kids; Hollansburg, OH, United States 4620 posts
7th May

If you have long labors, an hour drive to the center is not a realllly big deal, IMO.

I am planning an unassisted homebirth. My midwife lives two hours away. In the case she can't make it in time I am planning on having what I need to monitor myself and baby.

I had a natural hospital birth with DS1 overseen by a CNM.

I would rather give birth in a minivan in the parking lot of a hospital than set foot inside.

I am going to friend you. :)

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

I have very short labors lmao. My frst labor was  4 hours and my 2nd was 3 hours lol. 

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

Quoting HeyThereElizabeth:
If you have long labors, an hour drive to the center is not a realllly big deal, IMO.

I am planning an unassisted homebirth. My midwife lives two hours away. In the case she can't make it in time I am planning on having what I need to monitor myself and baby.

I had a natural hospital birth with DS1 overseen by a CNM.

I would rather give birth in a minivan in the parking lot of a hospital than set foot inside.

I am going to friend you. :)


I feel the same way lol. My hospital is great about breastfeeding and everything thats good for the baby but when it comes to moms they are a little annoying lol. Two births there and by the time I left i was on hte verge of loosing my mind because all I wanted was to be left alone and THEY WOULD NOT LEAVE ME THE f**k ALONE! lol

Kay Peezy 3 kids; Maryland 2079 posts
7th May

I would call the midwife and see what she says. A half hour isn't that bad honestly. :)

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

Quoting Kay Peezy:
I would call the midwife and see what she says. A half hour isn't that bad honestly. :)


Ok good. I tired to talk to the midwife when I set up my appointment but she was busy. It will give me more time to think of every question I want to ask anyway lol. 

HeyThereElizabeth Due September 16 (boy); 2 kids; Hollansburg, OH, United States 4620 posts
7th May

My midwife has no problem with moms doing unassisted birth or solo birth. (solo means its literally just you and your fetus)

and I am not afraid of unassisted birthing. I have prayed and thought about it and I am at peace with it.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7824 posts
7th May

I see CNM's in an office an hour or more depending on traffic from me. They are pretty laid back and not real concerned about the distance. They are openin a birth center right across from the hospital so I can deliver at either one. If you have short labors I'd be sure I was prepared to possibly have an unassisted home birth. 

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

Quoting Boobo&bugs:
I see CNM's in an office an hour or more depending on traffic from me. They are pretty laid back and not real concerned about the distance. They are openin a birth center right across from the hospital so I can deliver at either one. If you have short labors I'd be sure I was prepared to possibly have an unassisted home birth. 


Lucky! lol

Kay Peezy 3 kids; Maryland 2079 posts
7th May

Quoting Baby ♥3♥ OTW:

Ok good. I tired to talk to the midwife when I set up my appointment but she was busy. It will give me more time to think of every question I want to ask anyway lol. 


We're right in between WV and PA, you must realllly be down in the sticks haha. 

Queen Rosa 4 kids; Sarasota, Florida 4998 posts
7th May

Quoting Baby ♥3♥ OTW:
First off, I am annoyed as hell that I live in a shitty state that only had TWO BIRTHING CENTER around here and both are over an hour away from me. 

So my question is, any ladies who have had a home birth. How far away did your midwife live? The only midwives I can find (and I really mean only another thing that pisses me off about this shitty state) all work for the same office about 30 minutes away. I have an appointment on the 23 and I'm scared they are going to tell me I live to far away and my only option will be a hospital birth. 

If that's the case tho I guess my ass will be having an unassisted home birth.  My last birth, the hospital refused to let me give birth in the position I wanted to and it gave me HORRIBLE back spasm that I still have on occasion today, 2 years later.


My midwife lives 40 mins away. Most midwives around here travel up to a hour and a half away. I believe if you are to far they will ask that you travel to have a birth center birth.

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

Quoting Kay Peezy:

We're right in between WV and PA, you must realllly be down in the sticks haha. 


Lol I am. 

♥3♥ to Love Due January 8 (boy); 2 kids; West Virginia 12056 posts
7th May

Quoting Queen Rosa:

My midwife lives 40 mins away. Most midwives around here travel up to a hour and a half away. I believe if you are to far they will ask that you travel to have a birth center birth.


I would never make it to the birth center lol