I was advised to have a home birth as well. My nearest hospital is 45 minutes away. The good thing about a home birth is your guaranteed a midwife as soon as you go into labour.
the thing is where you going to give birth? In the kitchen? I dont fancy cleaning up afterwards! Ha ha
They midwives are with you and they ambulance you any sign of baby distress etc so I don't think ur hub needs to worry.
Plus from what I've seen the midwives clean up after. And they bring the gas! Happy days x
I had a home birth with my second and it was amazing. There's no limit on how many people you can have there whereas in hospital you can only have 2. I had my dh, mil, bf and my sister was driving up but missed it. My fil was also in the house.
The Mw came to assess me about 11 and didn't leave till I had him and as I got closer to deliver I had 2 Mw's and a student Mw. I gave birth in my lounge, I had a cheap shower curtain covering my sofa and floor then an old duvet on top and some pillows for comfort and it was all thrown straight in the bin after. The Mw's cleaned everything away also had old towels to wrap baby in and for me to use after my shower which was bliss being in my shower. My Mw came with me to make sure I was ok. They then left and we was left alone, it's great because your dh never has to leave you and you get to sleep together without other babies crying. I planned a home water birth with my 3rd but my waters went before labour so had to go to hospital (got the pool if you want to buy it!).
My dh hated the idea of a home birth and really didn't want one as he thought they were dangerous due to not having a Dr or theatre down the corridor. But it's very rare for a baby to go in distress straight away normally there's early signs which your Mw will pick up and will advise you to go to hospital. Home births are safer than hospital births and likely to need less intervention as your more relaxed will cope with the pain better and you can watch and eat what you want.
My dh would now choose a home birth over a hospital every time!
Good luck with whatever you choose. If you've got any questions just ask.
If your waters go before labour starts you don't have to go but I'd phone the maternity unit to check as sometimes they want to check it is your waters.
I couldn't have My homebirth or water birth as I didn't go into labour till about 36 hours after my waters. They only let you go 24 hours before you have to be admitted and induced due to risk of infection.