I'm just over 9 weeks gone now and have a booking in appointment with midwife next week. Would it be reasonable for me to tell her that i want a homebirth then? I'm fully prepared to have to fight for this, as my first pregnancy was an emergency c-sec at 28 weeks, and my second was at full term and i was near enough bedbound as they put a monitor on babys head. I really do not want to go through that again and would dearly love a home water birth. The idea of being in hospital away from dc does not appeal in the slightest.
The midwife asked me if I was planning a homebirth at my booking in appointment. I'd imagine it's a standard question they ask so that they can plan your care effectively. I said no (as I don't want a homebirth), but I don't think there'd have been any problems at all if I'd said yes.