View Poll Results: Where Do You Plan To Birth?
Homebirth 19 34.55%
Hospital Birth 25 45.45%
Birthing Center Birth 6 10.91%
Unsure 5 9.09%
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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How Are You Birthing?

We're all dying to know...how is everyone planning to birth?

Home? Hospital? Birthing Center? Assisted by dolphins in Hawaii? Unsure?

This will be my third water birth, and the first one AT HOME! I couldn't be more excited! Hope everything goes as planned so I can do this!

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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I will be having a planned c-section due to my pelvis being fused together and therefore unable to pass a child (after the saga that was my DD's birth, I will not put baby or myself through that experience!). Plus, here in WY if you've had a c-section, an OB cannot legally allow an attempted VBAC. I will NOT permit an earlier than 40week c-section though. A c-section, IMO, is not for convenience and I know that my baby will need to grow the full term, no less.
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Hospital birth for us. I really want a homebirth with a midwife but insurance won't cover it. I've never had a bad hospital birth experience so I'm okay with it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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Id LIKE to have a homebirth, but may end up with a birth center. All depends. I just know I dont want to go the hospital route again. (and my insurance doesnt cover hospital delivery.. go figure)
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I really would love to have a home birth. So much of me would. It's totally in line with everything I believe in. But I work in healthcare and have seen so many bad outcomes. Plus DD was a shoulder dystocia (completely unexpected since she was a pound smaller than her brother) and I really have pTSD about the 5 min surrounding her birth and the fact that she was born blue, floppy and not breathing. I think I would just be too stressed at home even though I so, so want to be here. I haven't decided for sure yet but I don't think I can do it. It's definitely a hard decision for me, though. Can you tell? Lol.
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I will do a hospital birth hopefully med free, this last time I felt no pain til 8cm and think I could have gone all the way pain free but they pushed pitocin on me and we all know what kind of crazy pain happens after that, I ended up getting an epidural and having her 30min later
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We will plan for the hospital. I've had two c/s and last was a vba2c...I like the idea of a home birth but just not comfortable enough with my history. I will stay home as long as possible though.
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Home birth is not an option for me. DH would never be ok with it. He would agree to a birthing center, but we have state insurance for now. He just got a job with the county, so we will be off that and on Kaiser or BCBS soon. Where I birth will depend on that, but probably a hospital. I've been fortunate and had all positive experiences
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I really would love to have a home birth. So much of me would. It's totally in line with everything I believe in. But I work in healthcare and have seen so many bad outcomes. Plus DD was a shoulder dystocia (completely unexpected since she was a pound smaller than her brother) and I really have pTSD about the 5 min surrounding her birth and the fact that she was born blue, floppy and not breathing. I think I would just be too stressed at home even though I so, so want to be here. I haven't decided for sure yet but I don't think I can do it. It's definitely a hard decision for me, though. Can you tell? Lol.
This is me. I would really like to try a home birth. But we live 20 minutes from the nearest hospital, and I am really scared about if anything were to happen to my baby. DD was born with cord around her neck, her smurf blue color still haunts me (she's perfect, thank god!). Also, I kind of like that the hospital takes care of all the messy parts of birthing, KWIM!

But I really didn't like the helplessness feeling at the hospital- they still took her to nursery for checkup even though I asked them not to. And generally, just felt like there was lots of people intruding on our special time.

Think my insurance is changing April 1st, company will be self insured, so if they cover home birth, I will strongly consider it.
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Re: How Are You Birthing?

Hospital due to progressively worsening PPH with all three vba2c's. I was considering HB with DS4 but after his birth and then DS5's I won't deliver anywhere other than a very good hospital. I also plan to have an epidural not only for the pain relief during but after. Stopping PPH is brutal. I had bruises all over my abdomen from the "massage". LOL, not a term I would ever use to describe that! I am going to make sure the doc doses me again AFTER the birth. It took them 3 hours the last two births to get the PPH under control and the epi was long wore off. That hurt.

Going to really, really try to avoid the pitocin this time though! And we do all the other crunch stuff at the hospital - dim the lights, deliver on my stomach, delay clamp/cut, no goop, no K, no bugging us while we bond with our LO, all exams done from mom's arms, rooming in, etc. We tend to be a bit more flexible with what happens before baby is born, but after, we are don't budge unless absolutely necessary. A peaceful experience for our LO is essential. We want he/she to know this world is a good place.
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