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Poll Results: If you could have a "homebirth in the hospital," would you?

 
  • 23% (74)
    Yes
  • 62% (201)
    No
  • 12% (40)
    It depends
  • 1% (6)
    The infamous other!
321 Total Votes  
post #141 of 148
Only if I had some reason why being in the hospital would be advisable, but the real issues that would make homebirth at home inadvisable, are usually serious enough to make birth inadvisable in favor of section. But I am sure there are a few things that could make it safer to birth vaginally in a hospital that aren't cause for section. If I were going to vaginally birth a breech other than frank breech, I would want to do it in that "perfect" hospital scenario. So yes, if I were attempting footling breech, and I could do it vaginally without any interventions or hassles, and just have someone with oxygen and emergent supplies if needed, I would opt for that instead of automatic section.
post #142 of 148
As many have said, it is called homebirth for a reason- it's at home. I don't care how many accomodations a hospital has I still have to travel their (in labor no less) and it still isn't that comfy place I call home. It isn't familiar. It doesn't have my germs. It doesn't have my kitchen and my stuff. I still have to pack things and go there. And let's face it, even with all the accomodations you aren't going to find a hospital who offers an atmosphere where you don't have to deal with people you don't know- there will always be people you don't know at a hospital- not my idea of peace in a very vulnerable state.
post #143 of 148
I had posted an article in the health and healing area a little while ago. MRSA is not JUST a hospital thing. People get it every day. It happens outside the hospital. I have had these several times and not gotten it from a hospital. One of them actually PUT me in the hospital where it was treated. Had I not went to the hospital to get it treated, I could of risked my life and the life of my unborn son. While pregnant with my first homebirth baby I developed this multiple times and kept getting it before I got pregnant with my angel and even while pregnant with her. MRSA is picked up everywhere, not just in a hospital, where it can actually be treated!!!!
post #144 of 148
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Originally Posted by mommato5 View Post
I had posted an article in the health and healing area a little while ago. MRSA is not JUST a hospital thing. People get it every day. It happens outside the hospital. I have had these several times and not gotten it from a hospital. One of them actually PUT me in the hospital where it was treated. Had I not went to the hospital to get it treated, I could of risked my life and the life of my unborn son. While pregnant with my first homebirth baby I developed this multiple times and kept getting it before I got pregnant with my angel and even while pregnant with her. MRSA is picked up everywhere, not just in a hospital, where it can actually be treated!!!!
Studies have shown over and over that the cases of *hospital acquired* MSRA are skyrocketing.

Is that the only place you can get it? Of course not. Locker rooms are also notorious- wouldn't catch me birthing in one of those either

-Angela
post #145 of 148
Absolutely not. If a hospital becomes necessary at any point during my pregnancy or birth, THEN I'll go but there is no way I'd travel, expose myself and baby to germs/protocols/rules, and simply not be in my own space if there wasn't a very compelling medical reason. Just doesn't make any sense to me. Baby and I are safest at home.
post #146 of 148
I wasn't going to post because I know so many here are so against hospital births, but I voted yes. DH doesn't feel comfortable with a homebirth and if he's not comfortable, I wouldn't be. I know a hospital birth could never truly be a homebirth, but my doctor and hospital are trying to do their best for us. We have really great birthing suites and I will get to labor in tub, or not, no monitoring, no medical intervention unless necessary, birth in whatever position I want. And really the best thing? My DH will get to 100% deliver the baby (yes, the doctor will be there, but I don't care).
post #147 of 148
I would vote for a Birth Center in a separate building from the hospital, but now that I've learned more about birth centers, I don't think they're all that they tout themselves to be (most of them don't even allow VBACs, how totally lame!).

Anyway, I'm planning an HBAC, seeing out of hospital mws, and at this point, I have absolutely no reason to think that a hospital/birth center birth would be any better than home.
post #148 of 148
I voted no - home is the best place for me and my family. Ds1 woke up from nap came downstairs to meet his baby brother.
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