Where are you all planning to give birth? What were your previous experiences.
I'm trying to decide where to have DC#2. I had DS1 in the hospital. I didn't do too much research the first time and kind of just went with the flow. I told the OB that I wanted a natural birth and he was ok with that. Unfortunately, he only allows you to go 1 week overdue. I was able to push my induction date 1.5 weeks out. But I was induced... the pitocin made contractions too fast too strong and after 4 hours I was only 3-4 CM and requested an epi. So my natural birth went out the window. OB did allow me to push for 3 hours and although he wanted to "help" he allowed me to eventually push DS out myself. Although he did give me an episiotomy and I tore. Recovery was h**l.
So I'm hoping things will go differently this time! I'm researching midwives, birthing centers etc. and hope to interview some very soon. I'm interested in a water birth but I can't help but remember that pitcon contraction pain. What if I can't handle the contractions and I have no other way of managing the pain if I'm at somewhere other than the hospital.
Looking forward to hear what you are planning or what you've experienced in the past.