Originally Posted by organic-mama
I'm planning an unmedicated, no to little intervention hospital birth with a Dr. I've always wanted a home birth, but DH is just too afraid
organic-mama: how did your ob initially respond to you when you told her/him that this is what you wanted (if you've mentioned it yet, that is)? When I tried to introduce a conversation about birth plans with my ob when pg with our dd, I really felt like she really wasn't interested in talking about it so I kind of clammed up. Just curious about your experience?
Originally Posted by Smithie
I'm planning a hospital birth with an epi, possibly with a non-chemical induction at term so I can choose which doctor in the practice I deliver with.
It's so weird how people fear different things - I know I don't want to go through the pain again, but after two out-of-hospital births, I am scared to set foot in the place Like they'll be waiting at the door with a scalpel and a big syringe of Pit or something. In fact, they'll probably be glad to be dealing with somebody who has birthed two babies without incident and doesn't want a lot of hand-holding
Yes, they probably will be happy to have you!
What is a non-chemical induction?
I've had an epi for 3 of my births and didn't have one for the last one, my dd. I'd be totally ok going no-epi again, because my labors so far have been short and I handle that pain all right. The shocker to me was after my dd was born, when I had to get some stitches--yowza!! Now THAT is a much nicer experience with an epi on board. I'd like to go no epi but somehow make sure I don't tear. My labor was quiet--no one at the hospital really knew I was in hard labor, actually. But during the stitching I was swearing up a storm, it was very unladylike
btw, not a comment either way on getting/not getting an epi, just recalling this made me giggle.
Originally Posted by tubulidentata2
We're planning an HBAC with pool in case I want that. For DD, we went to a freestanding birth center, but I let them coerce me into induction. I was also very disappointed in myself for not getting a doula. For some reason, I really thought the birth center midwives would be at my side a lot to offer pain relief options and suggestions for positions to speed labor or turn DD, but they really weren't with me much. I don't know that we could have avoided a C-section with a doula, but I think the experience would have been much better.
Wow, I would have had the same expectations you had, that the midwife would be there to offer a lot of labor support.
I didn't know birth centers did inductions? How did they do it?
Lots of questions from me today