Interview with a Homebirth Dad

My husband was a tough nut to crack when it came to homebirth.

Once I knew I wanted to have our second son at home and I grew the balls to tell him- it wasn’t pretty.

After weeks of discussion he hesitantly agreed to meet with a midwife, if only to shut me up.

The rest is history.

We had our homebirth on October 20, 2010 (birth story).  It was perfect.  Baby and Mom were healthy and my husband never had to see the placenta.

If you saw us on the street you would never think “I bet those people had their baby at home.”

If there is a “homebirth” stereotype it wouldn’t be us.

I asked my husband if I could interview him about homebirth.  While I was researching the idea the one thing I wanted was a movie or video to show my husband that showed “real” guys who supported their wives’ decision to have a homebirth.  (There is a DVD but I was too cheap to buy it!)

Now that he is part of the Homebirthing Dads club I asked him a few questions about getting to that point and the birth itself.

He isn’t a man of many words and he may not give the “OMG Homebirth is awesome!” answers that others would want, but I think his honesty and the fact that he still did it, speak to the fact that anyone can do it.

In case you are wondering, my husband wanted to be “anonymous.”  He has been seen many times on this blog in photos however the video will also be on YouTube so for that avenue he preferred to not show his face.

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