Well I haven't done it yet, but am hoping to in Feb! I am planning to have the pool set up in the living room because there's plenty of space and the kitchen and downstairs loo are within easy reach. Are you going to have a pool? If not then I think you have more options as to which room you can use.
Ooh. Good luck! I am planning on using the largest spare bedroom. I like it because it is next to the bathroom, feels nice and secluded upstairs and overlooks the garden. It is empty apart from a sofa, a lamp and some nice candles and house plants. I am currently using it for yoga, reading, mumsnetting, eating chocolate so it feels nice and homey.
I used the living toom last time and plan to again this time.
There is more space for moving around and all the people in the living room. It also means that my bedroom is a haven for me to retire to once the baby is born. DS2 came at 3.15 am, so it was lovely to get into my cosy bed with him afterwards.
I had ds downstairs in the living room (leaning against DH's golf clubs ). I had DD upstairs on my bed, with DS asleep downstairs in his pushchair. The second was much more 'planned' e.g. the bed was made up twice, with plastic sheeting inbetween so after the birth we could just take off a bundle of bedding and have a ready made bed. Good Luck
Have just moved to a new flat and have been taking bets on which room he'll be born in. I think the living room as like the idea of escaping to the bedroom afterwards plus living room is much bigger for pacing around and bouncing on birthing ball. As it's a flat I don't have to worry about stairs. I have warned my neighbour downstairs and she's fine about it and luckily my neighbours on either side are deaf!
Not done it yet - due in two weeks - but planning pool in living room which is the only downstairs room which is big enough to accomodate one. Just realise I really must get round to warning my neighbours there might be a bit of noise
if i was having a pool i would have it in my room probably as i find my room the most relaxing. also has ensuite so toilet and sink very handy. if no pool i would probably be all over the house while labouring and just have teh baby wherever i was when ready. but i am not PG so this is all hypotehtical
Hiya! My DD is 2 weeks old today (first homebirth) and she was born on the living room sofa. I had plastic sheets, old bedsheets and some inco pads spread on the floor and sofa, and used the downstairs for walking through the contractions, and thankfully was standing right over an inco pad when my waters broke, just before I pushed out her head! It was lovely because after everything was done and she was settled and had had a few feeds, I had a bath in the downstairs loo, got dressed and cuddled her on the sofa all day. (She was born at 9:30am). I only wish I'd had all my children at home! It was so lovely.