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Home births. They are becoming more and more popular these days, but why? Read on for some practical reasons why women are choosing home births now, more than ever before. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Having a home birth is great because you can keep your family together.
No one has to sit in an uncomfortable waiting room, and you can see your older children the entire time, not just for a few minutes after the baby is born.
A great reason for choosing a home birth is just the pure and simple comfort of having a baby in your own home. Hospitals are cold, sterile, weird, and sometimes creepy places, and it can be very uncomfortable to give birth there.
At least at home, you are in your house, with your bed, your toilet, your pillow, your clothes, your blankets, your bathtub… You get the point.
The mad dash to the hospital can be one of the scariest things about hospital birth. Will you get there in time? What if your hubby gets in a crash? What if the road rages some crazy driver and you get shot on the way to the hospital? What if you run out of gas? What if you don’t make it and you have to deliver in the backseat like in the movies? Having a home birth means just that. You never have to leave the comfort of home.
Another great part of having a home birth is that you get to make the rules, ALL of the rules.
Don’t want an epidural? Nobody is going to push you into it at home. Afraid your doctor will force you into an “emergency” C-section when you don’t want one? Not at home! Do you really, really want to have a water birth? Okay, sounds great! If you have a home birth, you are the one that gets to make those rules, and that is an amazing, powerful thing!
Yes, that’s right, we’re including money as a factor to have a home birth. I mean really, let’s be honest, those hospital bills for labor and delivery are CRAZY!
Of course, just the price of home birth shouldn’t be what makes up your mind, but it can be a very great bonus! Plus, many insurance companies are starting to pay for midwives, just because they’d rather pay $2000 than $10,000 (just an example, not the real cost!) Any way you figure it, home birth is going to come out much, much cheaper than a hospital birth!
Ahhh, can you imagine the relief? You deliver your baby, take a shower, and snuggle up with your brand new baby and your hubby in your very own bed, in your very own house, in your very own pajamas. Your baby’s bed is there, all of his or her clothes, bottles, everything you need. You can eat food from your own fridge and not a hospital vending machine. No staying at the hospital for three or four days for no reason, just so you have a bigger bill to pay. You are HOME.