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As for why not to birth at home, I wouldn't mind an "oopsie" but then I'd still go the hospital because I really don't want to deal with the aggravation of getting the b.c. and trying to get my public assistance adjusted, etc. I know that may not be a good enough reason to some people, but for me getting to sit in bed with baby for a few days and having checkups done isn't a big deal. It's more the invasion and excess interventions that arise during labor and delivery I'd like to avoid as much as possible.

I'm not in a financial position to pay a midwife or a geographically position to have easy access to one, lol. So going to this clinic was the best choice for me at the time, though I would rather do things a bit differently in any future births but there's nothing I'm traumatized about thankfully.
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I agree happyhats that it's nice to be able to relax in hospital. I hated the labor and birth I had in hospital but it was nice having those 5 days there to relax and recuperate. Because it was our first baby too my DH was able to stay at the hospital with me and I had constant support and companionship from him. The hospital staff were very friendly and they helped alot in those first few days.

Now this is our second baby I have no desire to recuperate in hospital as my DH will be home with our son and I'd much rather be at home with them. And I prefer my bed to the hospital one

It's true there are so many factors to think upon. I know I wouldn't be comfortable with a homebirth if the nearest hospital was really far away, but theres one 10 minutes away so that kind of reassures me.

Also, as runner29 mentioned, if you don't have the option of a midwife then that would be a huge contributing factor to most people's decision. I really admire women who opt for UC, but I coudn't do it.

How great it would be if every woman had the possibility to choose and have what she wanted!
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