Water birth in the "paddling pool": Baby Jakob was born in his own living room
Created: 01/02/2023 05:04
By: Max Joseph Kronenbitter
They were all present at Jakob Müller's home birth: his sister Johanna (from left), midwife Ina Rieder, his aunt Caroline Schmitt, mother Christine and father Sebastian Müller.
Jakob is the name of the 85th baby that Ina Rieder helped on the way to life this year.
And although it wasn't the closest route from the house of the midwife to the birth in the Müller house in Vogach, it actually came in time.
- There was even enough time to lead the warm water from the bathroom to the living room using a long hose, where the "paddling pool" for the water birth was set up.
The Müllers had wanted a home birth.
Baby Jakob was born at home: This is how the home birth went
Jakob was six days early, but the busy midwife Ina Rieder, who specializes in home births, had prepared the mother of two well in the weeks before (the daily newspaper reported).
"It went perfectly, with a lot of calm and completely unexcited," reports Rieder.
Hard to imagine with so many people involved.
Above all, little Johanna, who could hardly wait for her brother and sometimes lost her patience.
But there were also Caroline Schmitt, the sister of the woman giving birth, and of course father Sebastian.
"Unlike in the hospital, however, it was only familiar people," says the new mother, who has the comparison because her first child was born in the hospital.
"I wasn't afraid and didn't feel uncomfortable because home is a very familiar environment," Müller continued.
And besides, she wouldn't have noticed much of the trappings.
Advantage of a home birth: "I'm already at home and don't have to drive there"
There was no need for time-consuming preliminary examinations and the prophylactic placement of a cannula for infusions was also dispensed with.
When little Jakob lay on her bare skin immediately after his birth, the mother's happiness was perfect.
But a home birth has another very decisive advantage for her: "I'm already at home and don't have to go there."
When the birth certificate is issued, the Mammendorf registry office will probably look twice at the place of birth "Vogach", predicts the midwife who confirms the place of birth.
Although a few may know where Vogach is located, most will know that there is certainly no hospital for a birth there.
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