I would love to have a HB, BUT my attempt at natural last time ended in a 36 hour, epidural, not what I wanted birth because I just couldn't handle the pain and was not dilating, I may have been able to handle it had I been dilating but it was so infuriating. A doula friend of my sis said some women just can't relax enough w/o meds. Anyway, I want a HB, but thinking cost wise, my last hospital birth came to about $3000, a HB w/ MW would cost me about $2500... BUT if I end up w/ another long labor and just can't do it w/o serious meds, end up in the hospital again it will be about $4700, MW + Hospital bills... Ugh, or should I just do another hospital birth see if I can go natural again (this will be my second true birth DD1 was Emergeny CS, so my body might do better this time, right?). Then just plan for the next one accordingly..... ??? WWYD? Just looking for other outlooks. Thanks.
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9/22/08 at 10:49pm