Traci - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My husband and I are currently working on getting pregnant for the second time. For my first pregnancy I planned a home birth which I was in labor for 2 days and pushed for 3 hours when I decided that it was time to go to the hospital and get some help getting him out. His head actually came out cock-eyed and that's why we think it was hard to push him out. They got him out by vacuum. I wasn't planning on a hospital birth at all and ended up with a nice episiotomy that tore to my rectal muscles. I also dislocated my tail bone which was the most painful and not the episiotomy. I really enjoyed being at home and being able to do what I felt I needed to do and be able to walk around outside. It was very exhausting being in labor for 2 days and I'm not sure if I should do it again since the first time around was a little traumatic. Is there anyone out there that has some advise? Anyone that has had a similar experience with a home birth? Please help!