Most of the time when I tell people we're planning a natural home birth for baby number two, most responses are often thwarted by shear surprise and astonishment. And questions about the whole scenario always follow.
Some of the most common questions have included :
"Can they bring epidurals to your house?"
(Answer: No, not unless it's in the form of a couple shots of whiskey.)
"Aren't you afraid your bed will get dirty?"
(Answer: Not terribly because I'd like to deliver the baby in the birthing tub.)
"You want to deliver in a tub?! Won't the baby drown if you give birth in the tub?"
(Answer: No, baby will not take a breath until his face hits the air.)
"Why wouldn't you go to the hospital?"
Well, that one is going to take a little more than a sentence to answer. And before I answer it, I was wondering if any of you have questions about natural, home-based water births? I'd love to answer them in my next post detailing why we chose this route, and why we're praying for a normal, natural birth here in our home. Feel free to ask via comment or e-mail.