or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › August 2008 › So, where's everyone having their baby?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

So, where's everyone having their baby? - Page 2

Poll Results: Where are you having this baby?

 
  • 41% (85)
    Hospital
  • 8% (18)
    Free Standing Birth Center
  • 41% (86)
    Home (midwife assisted)
  • 5% (12)
    Unassisted
  • 1% (4)
    Did I forget something?
205 Total Votes  
post #21 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by UllaBulla View Post
I am choosing a birth center. We live on an island with no hospital (Vashon) Seattle is a 15 min ferry ride away. (could be hours waiting for it though)
I had a scary first home birth in Kona, Hawaii. We had to fly to Honolulu after and I'm just not good with transfers- I will *try* to make it to a birth center in Seattle- this is my second. Many women have had their babies on the pier
I used to live in Kona, mama!

We're planning a homebirth. I would have loved to have one with #1, but we couldn't afford it. This birth will be paid out of our tax refund. It feels right, but I will trust my instincts and I'm remaining open to something else.
post #22 of 95
Birth center....but I have a suspicion that this one will be quick. If so, there's no way we're having a baby in the car like our neighbors. It that event we'll just stay home.
post #23 of 95
Right now we're debating between our birth center like last time and a homebirth. I think we're leaning towards homebirth though...I love the idea of not having to drive anywhere in labor-that was the worst part last time!
post #24 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by UllaBulla View Post
I am choosing a birth center. We live on an island with no hospital (Vashon) Seattle is a 15 min ferry ride away. (could be hours waiting for it though)
I had a scary first home birth in Kona, Hawaii. We had to fly to Honolulu after and I'm just not good with transfers- I will *try* to make it to a birth center in Seattle- this is my second. Many women have had their babies on the pier
We used to live on Bainbridge Island I always wondered about being in labor on the ferry. At least it would be a scenic place to walk on the deck while in labor---and August you'd have good weather to! I just hope you don't miss the last one of the night!
post #25 of 95
If everything goes according to plan, we'll have a homebirth. My best friend is a midwife, so she and/or her partner will be attending-- I'm really excited! We're looking into water birth, as well. I've known for years that I wanted to do it that way if I could.
post #26 of 95
Birth center again. I will be doing a water birth with a mw.
post #27 of 95
The plan is for a second home birth! It was so nice to not have to go anywhere!
post #28 of 95
Well I wanted a home birth with #4 and already interviewed a midwife. I am only 6 weeks so I will be calling the same midwife soon and I am going to get the home birth. Hubby was not fully on board with the last one since we always had hospital birth, but after our last experience he is ok with home birth this time around.
post #29 of 95
right now, the plan is at home. But I'm realizing we might have some issues. we live in an apt, and have hard wood floors so we can't have a birth pool - we can't even have an aquarium! My friend birthed at a FSBC in sept, and it was great, so I might end up going there.
post #30 of 95
I voted for home with a MW. I just hope i actually get to do it! Still working on convincing DH but I talked to the MW last night and all sounds great with her!
post #31 of 95
Hospital for us.
post #32 of 95
Going to the hospital - I have some dippy medical reasons for wanting to be cautious and my mom is a post partum nurse so it is like take your kid to work day to go have a baby at her place...
post #33 of 95
I voted hospital...with DS, I had a severe postpartum hemorrhage at the hands of my OB (don't get me started on that one ) and now I'm terrified that it's going to happen again.

I would LOVE a homebirth, though.
post #34 of 95
Ooooh, LiamsMommy, freaky.
Do you mean the hemorrhage was caused by the OB? If so, wouldn't an OB-free birth seem safer? No doubt you see where I'm going with this.
I'm thinking there's info I don't know here?
post #35 of 95
We had my 2nd at home and I don't think I could ever go back to a hospital birth. So we're planning a homebirth this time, too. What makes it complicated is that the nearest midwife is about 2 hours away so we will have a lot of driving to do as far as the appts are concerned. But for me, it's definitely worth it...
post #36 of 95
I voted home birth/midwife. I'm plnning to water birth as well. Should be an intresting and new expirience! Oh, and it turns out my midwife is only 13 miles from my driveway to hers! God is SO good! lol
post #37 of 95
Well, I feel really in the minority here. My first birth was a natural labor at the hospital with midwives (quite long), 3 to 4 hours of pushing in many positions, culminating with a c-section. (No details because only happy birth stories for pg women!!!) My second was a natural 16 hour labor in and out of the birthing tub, with a great vbac midwife and a great doula. Also culminated in a c-section. Again, details wouldn't be helpful.

Finding someone to attempt a vba2c, with no history of a successful vaginal birth, is surprisingly hard. Plus the aftermaths of the births were stressful for me (in the first one I wasn't able to meet my baby for 9 hours, in the second, for more than 3). So part of me is resigning myself to csection again, this time with a detailed birth plan that would allow me to hold and nurse my baby while being "repaired" and other requests like a pillow and having my arms not strapped down. Part of me is thinking about joining ican and trying to find a situation were a vba2c could occur. I'm really struggling with this. Due to my particular set of circumstances (and because it is quite illegal in my state) a homebirth vba2c is probably not an option. So it will be a hosptial. I wish I could feel more hopeful and positive about my prospects.
post #38 of 95
Our second homebirth - this time in England (last in IL) so we'll see how different care/birth experience is. I've heard that it's much more common here.
post #39 of 95
I'll be at the hospital. I've had 2 csections (1 was a failed VBAC), and although I'd love to attempt another VBAC, I'm sure I'll end up with another csection.
post #40 of 95
My husband is planning a hospital birth but i'm planning a midwife assited homebirth. shhh don't tell him.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: August 2008
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › August 2008 › So, where's everyone having their baby?