Angela Scanlon is opting for a home birth after "scary experience" 1 week ago

Angela Scanlon is opting for a home birth after "scary experience"

She's avoiding another bad situation.

After announcing the news that she is expecting her second baby, Angela Scanlon has revealed more about her pregnancy, and her plans for the baby's birth.

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Expecting her second child with husband Roy Horgan, she has opted to not have her baby in a hospital like the couple did with three year old Ruby, but are instead going for a home birth.

After experiencing "quite a scary" situation in the hospital, while she was giving birth to her first baby, Angela has also spoken about wanting to give birth at home as she hopes it will be more comfortable.

Speaking with Amy Huberman on her Mamia and Me podcast, she opened up about her plans and spoke about what Roy thought of the idea of a home birth.

 

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Angela explained: "I'm hoping to do a home birth. I feel really excited. Apparently, somebody brings a bath. I haven't nailed down the details as of yet and Roy is a little worried about it.

"See, I just think I'll be in my own bath, which is literally my happy place. Roy keeps saying "And where's Ruby going to be?" and I was thinking maybe she'd like to be a part of the birthing process, and he was like "Are you kidding… I saw you, it's like an animal".

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"So, yeah it might be a little frightening for her."

Angela then opened up about why she wanted to have her baby at home this time around, speaking of the fears that lead her here.

She told Amy: "I didn't realise that I'm quite scared of hospitals for whatever reason. I've never spent very much time in hospitals so maybe that's why, or maybe I remember it from being a baby.

 

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"Last time I was eight centimetres by the time I reached the hospital. I was in complete denial. She was due on the 28 February and was born on the 25 February.

"But, in my mind, I was convinced that she was going to be born on the 14 March for no reason at all. So I hadn't packed my hospital bag. There's so much focus on the birth and the labour, and then you think "Oh, nobody really told me there's going to be a baby at the end of this".

"Everything looked so medical, which was quite a scary thing. So if I'm at home it'll be more chilled."