• Dad can watch it all from his own couch via Skype. I'm thinking more along the lines of dad delivering and siblings helping out.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.

  • I'm all for the father staying home for the birth - I mean we can Skype these kind of events these days, right?


    August 10, 2010 at 10:48 a.m.

  • I'm for home births, though I was too chicken to do it myself, and especially doctors working with midwives or standing by - but, and maybe things have changed, at one time doctors in Victoria refused to work with someone who was planning a home birth. Many of those moms had to go to Houston for their check-ups and prenatal care. I'll go pass around your number. Find the midwife for the Amish community...

    August 10, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.

  • I know someone who planned a home birth and for whatever reason ended up without a midwife. She told me that her instincts kicked in and she knew exactly what to do - delivery and all. I find that fascinating! I wonder what all other instincts we tune out because of fear or modern technology or dependence on ohers. Now, I'm not saying that you shouldn't have a backup plan in case something goes wrong, like another home-birther (see why Mike confuses me so) I know. The stories these women and midwives have are fascinating! Because I hear that the most uncomfortable and unnatural position to give birth is to be ON YOUR BACK. Look into birthing pools - that's one of the most popular methods, I think. Yeah, I've seen home-birthers proudly announce, "My birthing pool arrived today!"

    August 10, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.

  • Although we did not choose this method, 2 of the 3 of our were C-section, I do respect the mother's decision to have a home birth.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:52 a.m.