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It Will Be a Freebirth For Baby Number Three!

Generations of my family members have been born in hospitals so when I got pregnant with my first two children, I felt conventional medicine was my only option though I briefly entertained the idea of a water birth with my daughter. But, now with baby number three set to arrive in late September, I want to make my last delivery an experience to remember so I've decided to freebirth my baby at home.

My husband was shocked when I first ran the plan by him as I've long been an advocate of babies making their debut in the close proximity of a NICU — especially after a second scare with my son not breathing when he arrived. I gasped when I initially heard about the controversial concept of freebirthing — which is when mothers choose to have their babies at home, in most cases unassisted by doctors or doulas and sometimes even spouses or family members, but had a change of heart after watching an incredibly moving documentary about the process. To see what influenced my decision,

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Happy April Fools'! While I understand that some women believe in freebirth, as a cautious mama — I'm not willing to take any chances with my delivery. My third baby will make his or her debut at the same leading medical center that my other two did.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Its no more dangerous statistic wise than giving birth in a hospital. Most unassisted childbirths are done with secondary backups in place such as the nearest hospital route, and the moms have extensive help from other women who have gone through it. I belong to one of the biggest places for that support. http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/ That site gives the real information on freebirthing. I just attended in January the birth of my nephew, and we had no midwives or doctors and it was amazing. I learned so much about what real birth is like, without meds and without unnecessary intervention.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
CG, not having kids myself I really don't have very strong feeings on this, but my understanding is that giving birth without a doctor (at the hosp) or a midwife (at home) can be dangerous if something happens and the mother and child don't have quick access to help.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
CG, not having kids myself I really don't have very strong feeings on this, but my understanding is that giving birth without a doctor (at the hosp) or a midwife (at home) can be dangerous if something happens and the mother and child don't have quick access to help.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Lil, for the people like me who do believe in free birthing and have witnessed it firsthand, this "april fools" was kind of a slap in our faces. "im going to free birth" just kidding cause freebirthing is a joke? Its not irresponsible and I dare anyone to tell me why it is.
Moms Moms 7 years
plus_2_kid: Discovery had a freebirth special. Check out this link for more information. http://health.discovery.com/tv/crib-notes/freebirthing.html
jmast jmast 7 years
plus_2_kid: just Google freebirthing or go to unassistedchildbirth.com
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 7 years
bummed. I was looking forward to resources on freebirthing. seriously. I guess this would be funny if I knew you better.
jmast jmast 7 years
Whew! Glad that was an April Fools joke! I saw a Dateline or one of those shows about Freebirthing...I just could never take the chance. I understand homebirths but not freebirthing.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I was about to say you're nutz and have to be joking.
Tech Tech 7 years
And now I have "Freebird" stuck in my head.
mhg mhg 7 years
wow. i was going to tell you that you were being irresponsible, but, thank goodness i don't have to get on a soabox today.
lily_xx lily_xx 7 years
hahaha, you got me!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I was confused too because I remember your comment from the birthing options.
babysugar babysugar 7 years
Sheeesh... I thought you were serious for a minute. I mean power to those mamas who can pull that off but I thought I knew you better. :)
Angelica Angelica 7 years
That is a gooood one!
Rally-RE Rally-RE 7 years
i was beginning to think you were NUTS ... then saw it's an April Fool!!!! :)
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