Ok ladies, first off, let me tell you how much I appreciate this board! There is nobody IRL who gets excited about NCB, so it is fantastic reading birth stories etc. here. And you all seem so knowledgeable (which is where I am trying to get).
So here's my question: We are currently in Germany, where all hospital births (unless high-risk) are attended by midwives only. Also, the place I delivered DD at and will be going to again is relatively open to things that facilitate natural birthing. That being said, I hated being in the hospital after the birth last time - not enough rest, too crowded, too many check-ups etc. They DO however have the fabulous option of a "walk-in" birth - you give birth, are kept for 4 hrs and sent on your merry way (barring complications). I am so excited about this option, but unexpectedly DH is against it. His arguments are that a) he'd be worried the whole first day about me bleeding or something b) that the baby could just crash all of a sudden while at home c) that I'll be too weak to get up and make my way home
I've told him we'd be observed for hours to make sure everything's cool, that I got up only hours after DD's birth to walk around as well, but I am stomped as to any concrete arguments against his fears. Anybody have anything good?
And sorry for the novel