There are definite benefits to birthing in a country hospital, and a number of times at that;) Over the years we have got to know the majority of the staff, and they all took such excellent care of us. Very personalised.
I was reflecting during my stay in maternity how the simple, little moments bring pleasure. That first shower after birthing, meal times, being able to shave your legs again;) quiet time with just you and your newborn.
I’ve experienced births in; a birthing centre, home birth and hospital. There is alot to be said for being in a hospital when all does not go well. I am very grateful for competent, professional care.
However I am thrilled to be home as our handsome, placid boy settles into family life. Visiting time with siblings can be chaotic in the hospital and I do miss waking up next to my husband.
Our little man is such a long baby that he will be lucky to be in 000s for a month.
My dear friend (and cousin) K gave me this gorgeous baby quilt for a gift!! Aren’t we lucky?:):)