Who's doing it? (Support/positive comments only, please)
1: Where do you plan on giving birth?
2: Do you use a doc or a midwife?
3: What made you decide on a natural birth?
4: Have you done it before?
Also, check out the Birthing Naturally Board:
1: I am planning another homebirth, but this is all contingent on my BP behaving. So far, so good.
2: Right now, I see both. I hope to be able to wean myself from the doctor after 20ish weeks. He is an awesome doc so IF I have to have the baby in the hospital, I know he will take great care of me/us.
3: I natural birth because of 2 mediocre hospital births, and 1 horrible hospital birth. And, I am not supposed to have an epidural anyway. Home birth also makes it cool in that I don't really have to find sitters for my Earth-side kiddos. Maybe one person to sit and watch movies with everyone, but they don't have to do overnights are people's houses.
4: My first 2 were steriotypical US hospital births. Got an IV, elastic bands from hell, epidural, etc. Meh. Ok. Not horrible, but boring. My third birth was the birth from hell. My doc at the time decided my labor wasn't going 'fast enough' so he gave me (unnecessary!) Pitocin. I was told by the anesthesia team that I wasn't medically able to safely have an epidural. The Pit caused her placenta to partially rupture. My 4th and 5th babies were by far the best births I have ever had. #4 was a water birth, and #5 was born in my bed after a 3 hour labor. I can't wait to do it again!