How are you birthing? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: How are you birthing?
UC - HB 4 4.76%
MWA - HB 43 51.19%
Birth Center 10 11.90%
CNM Hospital 8 9.52%
OB 16 19.05%
Deciding later.... 3 3.57%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 60 Old 12-09-2010, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
BeantownBaby9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Metrowest Boston
Posts: 470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I think there are a lot of Hb'ers in our group, thought it may be nice to know and especially for the first timers considering HB, to see how many of us there are


Erin photosmile2.gif  treehugger.gif, DH jammin.gif ,  Mumma to Chase 7/08 superhero.gif and babyf.gif Griff 3/13

MTHFR C677T Homozygous, M/C 2/07 @ 6wks, 12/10 @8wks, 10/11@7wks, 2/12 @4wks.... 

BeantownBaby9 is offline  
#2 of 60 Old 12-09-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Miranda2r14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lamar, MO
Posts: 315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Home birth with a midwife biggrinbounce.gif


DS 5yrs coolshine.gif DD 1.5 joy.gif Second mommy to 4 DD's jumpers.gif

Miranda2r14 is offline  
#3 of 60 Old 12-09-2010, 08:20 PM
 
SoonToBe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,029
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am a first time mom planning on a midwife attended home birth.  I am very committed to it.  The only thing that would prevent me from doing that is if the midwife says I can't for some reason or if an emergency comes up at the birth.  I hope it works out so I can have the baby here at home.  I am such a planner and I get so upset when things do not go as planned.  I'll have to work on that this pregnancy.

 

Bree


Bree - wife to Dave stillheart.gif and "mother" of Scooterdog2.gif.  Baby Elliott arrived August 2, 2011 at home in the water.  stork-boy.gif

SoonToBe is offline  
#4 of 60 Old 12-09-2010, 08:22 PM
 
anjelika's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Well, with three forms of thrombophilia and lungs damaged by infarction, I am being managed by an OB.  I lucked into a good practice though. :-)

 

Can't wait to hear about all the lovely homebirths! :-)

anjelika is offline  
#5 of 60 Old 12-09-2010, 08:39 PM
 
openpollination's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by SoonToBe View Post

I am a first time mom planning on a midwife attended home birth.  I am very committed to it.  The only thing that would prevent me from doing that is if the midwife says I can't for some reason or if an emergency comes up at the birth.  I hope it works out so I can have the baby here at home.  I am such a planner and I get so upset when things do not go as planned.  I'll have to work on that this pregnancy.

 

Bree

 

I could have written all of this! I met a wonderful midwife that I'm very excited about working with, and she rents birthing pools, too.
 

openpollination is offline  
#6 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 04:10 AM
 
Baby_Cakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Planning on another homebirth with a midwife! It was hard work but so worth it to be home. I will probably also hire a doula this time.

Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn (5) and Finnley Dax (2) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!         
Baby_Cakes is offline  
#7 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 04:34 AM
 
copper.kettle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Homebirth with a midwife :)  I am so excited.  I had a natural birth in a hospital with DS.  The birth itself was awesome, and I wouldn't mind birthing in a hospital again so much, but the postpartum days in a hospital sucked.  Someone was bothering us every 10 minutes, I couldn't get any rest.  I'm really looking forward to the post birth at home, and taking a nap!


Copper- wife to B, mama to DS1 Jeb 12.4.07, and DS2 William 8.11.11.  So thrilled to be expecting a surprise baby 10.26.14!!!
copper.kettle is offline  
#8 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 05:43 AM
 
jennyfah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: On the edge
Posts: 920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This will be our second homebirth, third baby.  It's so nice to not have any convincing of DH to do this time---he knows that *of course* we'll plan a homebirth!    love.gif


  signcirc1.gif  winner.jpg    Jen  read.gif mom to three boys    jumpers.gif   and partner to malesling.GIF.   

jennyfah is offline  
#9 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 06:59 AM
 
ursusarctos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Planning a homebirth with a midwife if I have a straightforward pregnancy (no twins, breech, blood pressure issues, etc.) and can find a midwife willing to attend me at home. Here most births happen in the hospital with CNMs, OBs are mainly for complications, and hb midwives are hard to find (they sure don't list themselves in the phone book!). I will not be devastated if I end up having to birth in the hospital for some reason - I'm pretty sure they are respectful of your wishes if you want a natural birth. As a PP mentioned, a large part of it for me is wanting to be at home in the immediate post partum period. Also, my mom had all four of us at home and I always just assumed I would have a hb - it's the default option for me. We'll see how it works out!


Me treehugger.gif and DH caffix.gif and sweet baby DD heartbeat.gif born 08/2011.

ursusarctos is offline  
#10 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 07:26 AM
 
OakTreeMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am hoping for a home birth with a MW also.  But I am not getting my hopes up.  I am having early issues with my progesterone so I may have to stay with the OB.  So far, I seem to like her after our 5 min visit a week ago.  But I do like her nurse.  The problem is it is a large practice and my odds of actually getting her when I deliver are small.

 

I wonder what the odds are for me to transfer to a MW at week 12? Any ideas?  At this point I am hoping to have a fully functioning placenta!!!

OakTreeMom is offline  
#11 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 07:39 AM
pjs
 
pjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am planning a Cnm in a hospital birth after having had 1 hosp, 1 bc, and 2 Hbs (1 of which was unassisted). I have Bp issues that worsened over my last pregnancy and I'm feeling like this is one of those times I'm thankful for the Cnm/hosp option.

Oak- I took progesterone during my last two pregnancies and had no problem switching to a mw and having a hb
pjs is offline  
#12 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 07:56 AM
 
earth-mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 556
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We are planning our second homebirth.  Our first was great!  Let me know if any of you have any questions about homebirthing.


Partner  partners.gif(10 years) Mother to Lily hearts.gif (4 years), Jonas babyboy.gif (1.5 years),  1 dog , and 1 cat 

 
 
 
     

earth-mama is offline  
#13 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Birdie B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am hoping for a homebirth. We had a homebirth planned with my daughter, but had to transfer for what I feel was a dumb reason (water was broken for almost 24 hours; midwives in FL have to transfer care to hospital if baby is not born/almost born by 24 hours).  This time, if my water breaks, I'm keeping my mouth shut! :)  Our midwife is awesome, she just has to follow the rules to keep her license.


Lovestruck luxlove.gif mama to Girlie #1 energy.gifand Girlie #2 on the way!
Birdie B. is offline  
#14 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 08:31 AM
 
lovingmommyhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

OB at the hospital...CNM at the hospital if I get a miracle. 


Mommy to THREE sweet boys & ONE sweet girl + a newb due in February!  I need a nap. 
lovingmommyhood is offline  
#15 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 09:46 AM
 
kristenyostdc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would love to have a homebirth, but my hubby just really wants to do it in the hospital.  We had this issue last pregnancy so I had my daughter in the hospital with a midwife.  It was a wonderful birth, so I have no regrets.  I just hate that after you have the baby no one lets you rest!  I'm thinking that I'll have a hospital birth with a midwife again and try to get out of there early!! 


Kristen treehugger.gif mama to Chris(15)eat.gif, Kaitlyn(10)blahblah.gif, TJ(8)sleepytime.gif and Natalie(5)thumbsuck.gif & Emily(2)diaper.gif
  
 

kristenyostdc is offline  
#16 of 60 Old 12-10-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Danielle283's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Midwife at a hospital.


Mama to a 6 year old diva, and new little man July 2011.

Danielle283 is offline  
#17 of 60 Old 12-11-2010, 08:47 AM
 
MrsMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Homebirth with a midwife.


Jenn treehugger.gifmama to Monkeylearning.gifSquishyenergy.gif& Riverangel1.gif(8wks)Wife to Mikejog.gif See you at the rainbow1284.gif Bridge, Abigael cat.gifand McKenna dog2.gifgd.gifnamaste.giffamilybed2.gifbellyhair.gifcaffix.gifcrochetsmilie.gifom.gifknit.gifcomputergeek2.gif

MrsMike is offline  
#18 of 60 Old 12-11-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Adore4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Repeat C section due to how we lost our little boy and my resulting PTSD.  We have fantastic OBs here and a wonderful maternity unit, you can choose a family ward where rest of the family can sleep over.  This is great because the hospital is about 40 mins away and DH doesn't drive!  I've let go of wanting a homebirth as we attempted with our first 2, for us it really is now all about just taking home a live baby.


Busy sad happy mum to DD 7, our beloved son lost in childbirth, DD 1.5, and expecting #4 August 2011
Adore4 is offline  
#19 of 60 Old 12-11-2010, 02:35 PM
 
CrazyCatLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have risked out of homebirths three times at the very last minute and ended up with drug free hospital births (with the resident, I never knew any of the doctors in advance).  So I'm kind of fed up with midwives at the moment.  UC is an option, I was prepared for one last time.  I may still consider a midwife and attempt a homebirth.  But chances are I'm going to have an unassisted pregnancy and just show up at a hospital when I'm in active labor.  It's worked out ok before, and I don't mind staying for the two days afterwards.  I just say no to everything and let them feed me lol.


Melaya (29) - Mom to Z (9) and soon to be I (due Nov 2013) stork-boy.gif

Birth mom to M (7), O (5), & C (2). winner.jpgnovaxnoIRC.giftriadadopt.jpg

CrazyCatLady is offline  
#20 of 60 Old 12-11-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Baby_Cakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Adore4 View Post

Repeat C section due to how we lost our little boy and my resulting PTSD.  We have fantastic OBs here and a wonderful maternity unit, you can choose a family ward where rest of the family can sleep over.  This is great because the hospital is about 40 mins away and DH doesn't drive!  I've let go of wanting a homebirth as we attempted with our first 2, for us it really is now all about just taking home a live baby.



hug2.gif


Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn (5) and Finnley Dax (2) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!         
Baby_Cakes is offline  
#21 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Just Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hospital birth with an OB. I had my first in the hospital with a CNM and the second was delivered by an OB due to prematurity.  I'm sticking with the OB as she is actually less intervention happy than the CNM was.  She let me birth in the position I wanted to and didn't push for any interventions.  She even let me check out of the hospital within 6 hours of DS2's birth.


Kateread.gif, grad student mama to O (4) and J (3)fencing.gif
Cautiously expecting a "bonus" baby in August.
 
 
 
Just Kate is offline  
#22 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 08:48 AM
 
karalynnskies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I really was wanting a homebirth with MW, but since this is our first hubby feels more comfortable at a hospital. I did find a MW group that delivers at a hospital 45 min away. I am calling them on Monday and if all works out that is where we will be going. The facility has birthing pools and all so hopefully it will be awesome! Do you ladies think 45 min is to far to drive while in labor?


Wife to N for 6 years, mama to jog.gif Jude 08/11, angel.gif 03/13, angel1.gif 09/13
karalynnskies is offline  
#23 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Adore4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 

Thanks for the hug2.gif, BabyCakes!


Busy sad happy mum to DD 7, our beloved son lost in childbirth, DD 1.5, and expecting #4 August 2011
Adore4 is offline  
#24 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 10:32 AM
 
tropicaldutchtulip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 468
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Repeat planned c/s, unfortunately I have no choice.  I would love a home water birth, that would be my dream! 


Mamma to identical twin girls (June, 2006 born at 30 weeks), new bundle of joy due August, 2011
tropicaldutchtulip is offline  
#25 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Tamera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would love to have a homebirth, but I can't get my husband on board. Going to a birthing center is kind of a compromise. I'm planning on flying my sister out to be my doula. My first two babies were born in military hospitals and I felt like I was giving birth in a prison.


Tamera winner.jpg - wife to Robb, mama to Aidan 1/2004, Evie 9/2009, and Augustus 8/2011

Tamera is offline  
#26 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 03:01 PM
 
LivingSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DDCC:

 

karalynnskies: I don't think 45 minutes is too far away - of course, I'm baised! I'm at least 45 minutes to the closest town/hospital/anything. I'm planning to drive in to town at the first signs of labour and then give birth in a privately owned birthing suite in town.


Married to my wonderful DH 5/2010, Mom to DS1 Kayden 7-14-2011 wild.gif and DS2 Jakob 8-29-2013 babyf.gif


Owned by Friesians and Drum Horses, plus the dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens

LivingSky is offline  
#27 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 03:52 PM
 
xmasbaby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 1,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by karalynnskies View Post

I really was wanting a homebirth with MW, but since this is our first hubby feels more comfortable at a hospital. I did find a MW group that delivers at a hospital 45 min away. I am calling them on Monday and if all works out that is where we will be going. The facility has birthing pools and all so hopefully it will be awesome! Do you ladies think 45 min is to far to drive while in labor?



45 minutes for a 1st time mom is nothing in terms of getting there in time! Whether or not you're going to enjoy the car ride just depends. Others might have more direct experience.


::: Just another WAHM using this forum to put off picking up toys and cleaning my house.
xmasbaby7 is offline  
#28 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 06:40 PM
 
karalynnskies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks for the replies! I figured we would make it in time. The car ride while being in pain is more what i'm worried about... But I really want a water birth with a midwife and this is the next closest thing since dh is too nervous to do a home birth. I'm hoping our first pregnancy and birth goes great that way maybe he will be more open to try a home birth!


Wife to N for 6 years, mama to jog.gif Jude 08/11, angel.gif 03/13, angel1.gif 09/13
karalynnskies is offline  
#29 of 60 Old 12-12-2010, 07:04 PM
 
camer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

a cottage homebirth on saltspring island with a midwife :) - just like my last one it was perfect!

camer is offline  
#30 of 60 Old 12-13-2010, 04:55 AM
 
Baby_Cakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by karalynnskies View Post

Thanks for the replies! I figured we would make it in time. The car ride while being in pain is more what i'm worried about... But I really want a water birth with a midwife and this is the next closest thing since dh is too nervous to do a home birth. I'm hoping our first pregnancy and birth goes great that way maybe he will be more open to try a home birth!



I dont think it's too far away for a 1st time mom!  If that were my only choice, I would do it too.  Do lots of reading about the stages of labor so that you are in tune with when you should leave for the hospital.  I think you'll be fine!


Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn (5) and Finnley Dax (2) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!         
Baby_Cakes is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off