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What are your birth plans?

Poll Results: What are your birth plans?

 
  • 18% (17)
    In a hospital with an OB
  • 20% (19)
    In a hospital with a midwife
  • 11% (11)
    Birth Center
  • 43% (40)
    Homebirth with a midwife
  • 4% (4)
    Unassisted Birth
  • 2% (2)
    Other
93 Total Votes  
post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 
Here's a poll to put it into simple numbers!
post #2 of 39
I already told you that DH and I are on board with a HB and a midwife!!! Thanks for the poll....
post #3 of 39
Hospital, Midwife, drug-free, no episiotomy here. I hope.
post #4 of 39
HB w/ my favorite MW who has yet to deliver me (Emerg. transfer w/ #1, and moved with #2)
post #5 of 39

Unhindered birth

I voted for Other for me. I will ba HBA3C with a MW there but she will be in another room unless I need her if I need her at all.
post #6 of 39
Hospital VBAC with a doc and midwife. Hopefully my best friend can attend as doula and I'll be able to get through it with no meds. Would love to have a straightforward birth and healthy baby and go home in the 2nd or 3rd day after birth (last baby was in NICU for a week).
post #7 of 39
I would like to have a homebirth. I had Ds in a free-standing birth center, but we moved and said birth center is at least a half an hour away. So we'll see how things go, but that is what I'm aiming for. With a midwife, of course.
post #8 of 39
In a hospital with an OB.
post #9 of 39
UC with dh keeping an eye on the crazy monkeys in our zoo !!!!
I have a mw who I will be seeing for visits but she is very supportive of whatever I want for a birth. I am not sure who will be at the birth, I know for sure the kids will be there and dh will be in charge of my hot washcloths, as that is his official job while I labor, but we are thinking of having a party with friends, we will either call them when I go into labor, just after the baby so we can have a birthday party. They have kids that are close to ours in age and we would love to have a bit of a break if they come over and keep an eye on them after the cake, so dh the little one and I can get a nap!!!
I am hoping that I might even manage a water birth or, perhaps get into some sort of water this time as I have managed 5 kids and no water except for wet washcloths...... so hoping for some h2o!
Laura
post #10 of 39
I'd really like a HB but our insurance doesn't cover HBs (it is specifically excluded in their info) and DH isn't on board unless insurance covers it. So I guess the next best thing for me is a free standing birth center.
post #11 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayak4ever View Post
I'd really like a HB but our insurance doesn't cover HBs (it is specifically excluded in their info) and DH isn't on board unless insurance covers it. So I guess the next best thing for me is a free standing birth center.
I wouldn't take what they have in their policy to heart. I know alot of people that have had a homebirth covered by insurance that claimed they didn't cover it. Talk to some midwifes in your area. Ask them about your insurance. If they work with a billing company or person who knows what to bill for they will pay for the prenatal and post partum care just not the birth. Once they bill the standard rate for the prenatal visits then there is usaually enough left to pay for the accual birth. Thats how the MW here work with insurance. Sucks that they will pay for everything else just not the accual "birth" but I would still look into it.
post #12 of 39
I actually spoke to a midwife yesterday and she said she has never had my insurance company cover a HB... : It bites because last summer DH changed jobs and the insurance we were on before would cover HB.

But I will ask about the billing with the next MF I speak to. Thanks.
post #13 of 39
Ah grr men

Why did we bother with natural chilbirth classes, not only would Michael prefer me to give birth in a hospital but he ACTUALLY told me to schedule a c-section!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Was he not listening at al????

I want a hbvac but I need to do research.
He also said he wouldn't go to interview a new midwife with me and the final descion is mine.

grrrrrrrrrrrrr
post #14 of 39
Ah grr men

Why did we bother with natural chilbirth classes, not only would Michael prefer me to give birth in a hospital but he ACTUALLY told me to schedule a c-section!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Was he not listening at al????

I want a hbac but I need to do research.
He also said he wouldn't go to interview a new midwife with me and the final descion is mine.

grrrrrrrrrrrrr
post #15 of 39
Planning my first HB after 2 BC births. Open to unassisted with a midwife friend in attendance. But aren't sold on anything. Lots of time to research, think and decide!!

If the midwife is late, oh well!
post #16 of 39
Wow, you've gotta love a forum where we homebirthers are the majority for once!


Oops, somehow I clicked on the Dec ddc by mistake. I don't know how I did that... I should be in Sept. So, keep in mind one of your poll respondents for hb is not in your ddc. Sorry.
post #17 of 39
I'm hoping for a homebirth assisted with a midwife. I'm moving in May and have to wait until then to start interviewing for a midwife!
post #18 of 39
This will be my 3rd birth at the same free standing birth center. It feels like home to me and I wouldn't want to give birth any other place
post #19 of 39
Hospital with an OB for me.

Both of my other children were delivered in a hospital with an OB. However, I've managed to avoid episiotomies. I did have an epidural with both kids, with DD because I was freaking out and losing my mind, and with DS because I was stuck in bed trying to avoid the cord prolapsing.

This time, what I really want, is not to be stuck in bed. I wanted to move around with DS, but because that cord kept coming between my cervix and his head, I was stuck. This time, I really hope I can move!

As to who will be there...probably hubby, my mom (she's already assuming she'll be there like with the other 2!) and hubbie's mom. Thats who has been there the last 2 times, and its been a great experience each time.

I don't doubt my choice of a hospital birth, its the right choice for our family, but I can sure see why a homebirth is for some!
post #20 of 39
We are planning our 3rd HBAC with a midwife. We LOVE our midwife.
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