Hi, My name is Rachel. I've been lurking and thought you ladies would be the best to answer a couple of questions that I have:
1. I gave birth in a hospital with my DD but would like to have a home birth this time. My DD will be about a month shy of being 3 years old when I give birth this time around. What are your experiences with having children present while you are giving birth. Should I have someone watch her downstairs? I'm worried that it will frighten her and last time I was very vocal maybe I shouldn't have her at home at all.
2. Has anybody had water injections to help with pain management. I'm thinking I would like to try it this time and am curious to know whether it helped anyone.