Hi. I am 32 weeks pregnant with my first baby and have had a healthy pregnancy so far. I have been really thinking through my birth options and am swaying towards having a home birth. I love the idea of being in my nice, safe, clean home which I feel would be a much more relaxing place for both myself and my baby. My NCT teacher and my Midwife are both very pro home births and say that there is no reason why I can't have one if my pregnancy progresses as normal. I live next door to the hospital so distance is not an issue if I do need to be transferred in. I am feeling quite brave about the whole birth experience but am really worried about going into hospital and what my experience there will be like. Does anybody have any helpful opinions or experiences of a home birth with their first baby, that may help my decision? I keep thinking that I am certain about it then someone will make a little comment that puts doubts in my mind. Any helpful opinions would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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