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Poll Results: Where and how do you think you'll give birth?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 8% (9)
    Unassisted, at home
  • 40% (41)
    With a midwife, at home
  • 10% (11)
    With a midwife, at a freestanding birth center
  • 20% (21)
    With a midwife, in the hospital
  • 17% (18)
    With an OB, in the hospital
  • 0% (1)
    Other
101 Total Votes  
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by sarahmagoo View Post
If we had baby in hospital, we would just need one person to watch both kids, and it could pretty much be any of our family or friends. If we had baby at home, I would need one person for each kid since my daughter would most likely want to be in and out during the birth, and we would need someone else to stay with my son when she's in with us. The person with my daughter would also have to be comfortable being at the birth, which rules out a bunch of the friends. Make any more sense?
yes, thanks =) It just perplexed me a bit coming from the standpoint of one toddler! I hope I wasn't rude in asking, I'm just dreadfully curious at times!
post #42 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by krisw View Post
yes, thanks =) It just perplexed me a bit coming from the standpoint of one toddler! I hope I wasn't rude in asking, I'm just dreadfully curious at times!
You weren't rude at all. After my son watched a waterbirth on YouTube, he'll probably want to be there as well. He kept asking for "baby bath" over and over again. Really, I should have two people - one for each child - who don't mind being in the room for the birth.
post #43 of 47
Midwife in a hospital. Hospital has an awesome reputation for being accomodating, and the nurse I know who works there loves my MW and says the other nurses also enjoy working with her.

I also plan to labor at home as long as possible.
post #44 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
In Alaska, it's illegal to VBAC with a midwife, so I'll be w/ an OB at the hospital. *sigh* Unfortunately, the hospital here *sucks* and you can't bring your own birth tub. Grrrr.
I'm in AK too. That "rule" sucks royally.

There are some other, less orthodox, options for a VBAC, you know. The first, is simply waiting until labor starts and you get thisclose to the pushing stage, then walk into the hospital. I know of a few people who literally drive to the hospital parking lot and labored until it was too late for a C-sec, then went in and delivered vaginally.

Another option is an unassisted birth- or at least not assisted by a doc. I'm training to be a doula and I know of a couple doulas (myself included) who may be interested in attending a birth as the only attendant. Doulas can offer support, pain-relief and comfort, but not medical care, perse.

The final option I can think of is to find a lay midwife or a renegade who'd be willing to do an underground VBAC with you. You'd have to check in the AK tribal forum and/or talk with some people in the birthing community who you think might be open to helping you out.

I believe women should be allowed to have the birth they want without politics and the Man interfering. I hope you can figure out a solution or come to peace with your doctor. (((hugs)))
post #45 of 47
I'm planning to have my baby at a birth center with a midwife. My 2nd child was a homebirth, but we moved and I am too far from those midwives now. Sigh. There is another midwife in my area who does homebirths, but I didn't "click" with her...and I really liked the midwives at the birth center. So, alas, this will be in a birth center.
post #46 of 47
I am planning a VBA2C at home with a midwife because if I step into a hospital, it is another c-section for me. Not what I want, if it isn't necessary!
post #47 of 47

My Birth Place

Dh and I are expecting baby #6 between Jan 11th-13th. This will be our 3rd homebirth and 2nd Unassisted birth.

#1 was a birth center waterbirth with a very non-interventionist GP
#2 was a dry land hosp birth with an overbearing, intervention loving OB
#3 was a birthcenter waterbirth with a wonderful CNM
#4 was a home waterbirth with with a wonderful CPM midwife
#5 was a home "showerbirth" (not quite a waterbirth lol) Unassiated with just myself. ( My other kids waited outside the bathroom door! and this one was the best of all!)
#6 is planned as a home UC waterbirth.(Hopefully Hubby will make it home in time, if not my kids are getting to be good apprentices! lol)

Bets of luck and Blessed Journey to you all!
-Shelby-
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