I’ll let the post speak for itself, but uh… short answer? No.
I chose home birth, not to be in control, but to prevent a lot of unnecessary pain & intervention. I wanted to not view birth as a scary thing – I wanted to approach it as the amazing, wonderful, life changing event that it was. I also wanted to be fully present and to remind myself that I could do something like that. I felt like a fucking rockstar after Felix’s birth. And, ya know what? It was so comfortable & cozy to be in my own home, to not have to worry about packing a bag for the hospital, wondering what to wear, to be able to hang out in the living room with my husband & the midwife and her assistants, eating quiche, after Felix was born. There’s still a faint stain on our mattress now (the only remnant) and it amuses me every time I see it.