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|Show up at the hospital late in labor/pushing||121||47.64%|
|find an underground midwife||41||16.14%|
|have a UC||3||1.18%|
|have a c/s||40||15.75%|
|look into adoption/surro||2||0.79%|
|not have any more children||6||2.36%|
|drink heavily until the problem solved itself||3||1.18%|
|other (please explain!)||38||14.96%|
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Mommy to an exuberant 3 yo and a new one!
Given that history, I would have a hospital birth.
I would do research, and try to find the hospital I felt most comfortable with that is most supportive of natural birth, and see if it was possible to have a mw-assisted birth in a hospital, and probably hire a doula, but I would not do UC or have an underground mw.
OP, I am all about homebirths and think they are great, but given your situation it seems a hospital may be best IMO.
Can I ask why you are so opposed?
Do you know why the bleeding happened? Was it something likely to happen again? I voted 'underground midwife', because I would be more comfortable with an experienced woman around, but probably wouldn't plan a hospital birth.
Happy Wife since 12/31/05 ~ Blessed Mama to 2/8/09 and 6/11/11, with on the way due 2/24/14
What aspect of a hospital is supposed to be safer for a dystocia?
The homebirth midwife knew how to deal with the dystocia situation. What's the likelihood that anyone in a hospital knows how and won't just panic and start chopping? I think that dystocia is one complication that is safer dealt with at home, or at least by a good midwife. At the very least I would make sure that whoever I interviewed for the hospital birth would be trained and experienced in the gaskin maneuver and would be guaranteed to have that person at my birth.
But I'm not sure about the hemorrhage. I think that even if you know for sure you're going to have PPH, it's probably more pleasant to birth at home and then transfer, avoid the baby becoming a patient, etc. And of course you don't know that for sure.
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