Hospital birth hopefully med free. The hospital I am planning to birth at is finishing up some new changes like a new l&D that includes bed free monitors and big showers. Not sure about tubs yet, not sure where they are in completing the new l&d, one of the reasons why I wasn't planning on a january birthday but seems like the universe has other plans
I really wanted a home birth but the only HB CNM in this state got suspended for 6 months. I can't afford a CPM so the only options were hospital and unassisted. So... we are having a hospital birth with my family doctor. She is fairly natural minded and I am having a doula who is actually my CNM's assistant. I will be laboring at home as long as possible and well if the baby is born before I go to the hospital well then so be it!
I planned a birth center birth for DD, but she was a micropreemie.
I planned a home birth with DS, but ended up with another early hospital birth. Both were as natural as the situations allowed. 3rd times a charm, I hope.
I am having a repeat c-section with this one...I had an emergency one with my son almost 12 years ago after being in labor for 3 days and pushing for almost 4 hours ...he didnt want to come out...lol...so last year when I was pregnant with my daughter they suggested that I have another c-section because they classified my son's birth as "failure to descend" whatever that means...... with her being only a year old when this one is born I dont think it was even a question? But to be completely honest with ya'll it doesn't bother me I dont feel like a failure because I'm not able to have a "natural " birth ..cause I figured if it was a hundred years ago I probably be one of those women that died during childbirth so I am happy to get them here being as healthy as possible for me and them.
ooh I forgot to add though ..I will be awake during the whole thing.
In attendance: husband, midwife, midwife assistant (who is also my friend), and our three children (who will be 7, 4, and 2). My parents will be about 1 1/2 -- 3 hours away (Los Angeles and Orange County....so travel time in traffic can vary depending on the time of day). They'll be here, too, if they make it in time.
My heart is sad for those of you who can't have the ideal birth you want because of distance, circumstance, or options. Hugs to you.
Well, it all depends on where I am when I go into labor-
if I'm at work, it will be a drug free vaginal birth in the hospital with a CNM, or if I'm at home, it will be a homebirth with a midwife. So only time will tell, lol.
I am planning a 2nd homebirth.
I would like to wish good luck to all the mamas going for a VBAC and a huge sorry and hug for those who would like one and are being denied care by their hospitals and/or ACOG policies. I am a midwifery student and have just re-read Pushed by Jennifer Block. It discusses the negative climate surrounding VBAC and it's just so sad to hear the effects of policies on real lives here. We all deserve better.
All my wishes for an informed, positive, safe birth experience for all American mamas!