I had my son in a homebirth. had a lay midwife and my mother RRT in attendence. I had not yet started nursing school
at that point in my life.
The reason I started nursing school, was to work OB, and then eventually assist other mothers in homebirth.
My clinical experience in OB was disheartening. I could not work OB for the life of me.
Personally I felt that these women and their children were violated in ways that were unimaginable.
I believe in natural birth. The most important things are a good mindset about the birth. Embracing the experience, and being surrounded by positive people during the birth process.
I cannot imagine being in a hospital with four walls, a foley, monitor, and nurses that I'd never met before. I feel that may set me up for a weird/uncomfortable birthing experience.
yes, even after ALL i've learned in nursing school. i will still choose to homebirth.
june 13, 2003 to graduate ADN