I am trying to visualize who will be here when these babies are born. I like to have a set picture in my mind of the faces I will see in the room.
-Obviously Brandon will be here. :) He is a great man to have on hand to do the practical things around the house and to see that my needs are being met.
-2 midwives and their assistant.
-My mom will probably be here for Nathan support. He will need someone here to make sure that his needs are taken care of. Also to make sure to take him out if things get too intense for him. And in case of transfer, I will need someone to stay here.
However, I am thinking that I am going to need another person here for support for me. I just want someone who has gone through this before (homebirth) and who is supportive of homebirth in general. I don't think that I want an actual doula there (mainly because I just don't think that I have that in the budget, see the previous post about stuff to buy). I also want someone who has an eye for photography so that the labor and births can be captured. The logical choice would be a close friend. However, I just don't that many women in my life who fit all those things. I have a couple of people that I know through my homebirth support group, but would that be weird to ask them? "Hey, I know we don't really talk all that much, but can you be here when I give birth?"