Where did you give birth? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Where did you give birth
In hospital in bed 39 30.47%
In hospital in birthing pool 1 0.78%
In Birth Center in bed 8 6.25%
In Birth Center in birthing pool 4 3.13%
At home in bed 16 12.50%
At home in birthing pool 26 20.31%
other 34 26.56%
Voters: 128. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2004, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
amym72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If other please say where,
amym72 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:32 PM
 
ComaWhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,005
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
ComaWhite is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 08:36 PM
 
AngelBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Brighton, MN
Posts: 19,261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In a hospital with a midwife for ds2. My first two pg where high risk so I felt more comfy at a hospital. I was suppose to birth in a whirl pool thing, but Very adimentally told them no when they wanted me to go to the tub. I delivered on my side in bed with no meds.

It is weird how things can change once your in it. I just trusted my self and all went well. My entire labor was from 12-140am. I was at just under 2cm at the start. I probably would have had him on the floor had I tried to make it to the tub!

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

AngelBee is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 08:42 PM
 
MamaMonica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: lalalala life goes on
Posts: 12,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At home in bed twice!

Being right is not always fair, but being fair is always right
MamaMonica is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 08:52 PM
 
Meli65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: the town where rock lives
Posts: 2,138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In a birth center in bed. I was really looking forward tolaboring in the tub, and might have delivered there, but I HATED it when the time came. It just didn't feel right.

We hope to have the next one at home.
Meli65 is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 08:52 PM
 
HubbyLovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Coachella Valley, Ca
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At home on birthing stool
HubbyLovin is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:01 PM
 
tinyshoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Minneapolis USA
Posts: 1,702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
on the couch at home (in the family room no les, LOL!)

(I knelt on the seating area of the couch, hanging off the back of the couch like women in birth tubs sometimes do. It was great; I was well-supported and upright. Highly reccomend! )
tinyshoes is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:02 PM
 
philomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
In a hospital with a midwife, near the bed, not in it.
philomom is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:04 PM
 
theelfqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS1 was born at the hospital in bed, flat on my back ~~sigh~~
DS2 was born at the hospital hovering over/near the bed in a squat... much to the wandering OBs' dismay LOL
DC#3 is due in late April/early May -- we're planning a home/water birth.
theelfqueen is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:08 PM
 
Destinye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
Posts: 3,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have to say she actually finally emerged on the bed but did most of my pushing on the toilet after the bathtub at the birthing center just did not want to have to fish her out of the toilet bowl....

Who stole my signature!
Destinye is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
amym72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had mine all at a hospital but the unit is called Maternal/Family Center, so I don't know if that qualifies as a "birth center" or not. The suites are set up like home bedrooms with the beds that the foot drops off of, has a glider, TV/VCR/CD player etc.. you labor and deliver in one room then after the birth go to the other room that has a king sized bed and baby rooms in etc...
amym72 is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:44 PM
 
2+twins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: At NPT
Posts: 3,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I voted 'at home in birthing pool' because that's what I did the 2nd time around. First time was at home in bed though (with labor in birthing pool).

Mama to four remarkable kiddos, all born at home.
2+twins is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:48 PM
 
USAmma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 18,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I birthed both times in a hospital, but it was a nice hospital. It has as separate Family Birth Center. The room was private, big, had a sofa and TV and recliner, big bathroom, peaceful decor including pergowood flooring. The bed turned into a birthing chair-type thing, the medical equipment was kept out of sight unless being used. It was very nice. The recovery room was not as great but still private.

A local mama just had a waterbirth in the same birth center. She brought her own birthing pool with her and apparently it's the first hospital waterbirth in the city! The nurses were very respectful of my wishes when I gave birth there.

Darshani

7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."
 
USAmma is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 09:52 PM
 
MamaFern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: surrounded by snowy mountains
Posts: 7,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i planned to have my son at home in a birthing pool..but it didnt quite go as planned so i had him in our bedroom on the bed. it was perfect!

 

 

Quote:
Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right....

 

MamaFern is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 10:00 PM
 
Thmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ds1 in a hospital bed, fairly traditional positioning
dd1 in a hospital bed sitting up with the stirrups below me, so I used them to support my feet but I was sitting on the end of the bed in a sit/squat position. It wasn't comfy for my dr but it worked well for me.
ds2 in the bathtub
ds3 in the dining room
ds4 on the toilet in the master bath
Thmom is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 10:05 PM
 
Mom2baldie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I voted other just because my last birth took place at home in my bath tub and I wasn't sure how specific you wanted the poll results to be.
Mom2baldie is offline  
Old 12-15-2004, 10:33 PM
 
TurboClaudia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: in a yellow house
Posts: 7,321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
at home UNDER the bed

hard to explain without a picture. i'll try to find the pic link and post it later.

you can read his birth poem here.

warmly,
claudia
TurboClaudia is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 06:28 AM
 
Chandar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: CO
Posts: 826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dd 1 hospital bed

Dd 2 home in the fishy pool with just dh
Chandar is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 07:11 AM
 
Sustainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 10,340
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I voted "at home in bed," but I wasn't actually in bed, either time. I was at home squatting on a birthing stool both times.

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

Sustainer is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 09:19 AM
 
mwherbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I guess I could have voted 4 times I have had 2 hospital births on delivery tables-- one was almost on a gurney.
and I have had 2 home births our first homebirth she was born in the livingroom I was kneeling
second home birth I was squatting in the door way between the bedroom and the hallway also on the floor.
mwherbs is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 12:35 PM
 
stafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: standing in a doorway
Posts: 9,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You didn't allow for multiple selections, but your choices don't really fit either of my births anyway. I voted other.
#1 was born in the hospital operating room ('nuf said).
#2 was a homebirth away from home, in the bed. Not really a birthing center, except as far as my insurance is concerned.


Claudia, I've really got to see a picture of that!!
stafl is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 08:19 PM
 
ashleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NE Alabama
Posts: 1,425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I voted home in birth tub, but actually it was a RubberMaid feed trough.
ashleep is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 08:31 PM
 
AnnR33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: California
Posts: 3,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
in our van :LOL
he was supposed to be born in water at a freestanding birth ctr though oh well!

Full-time homeschooling mama : of a 15yo "teenager" , 12yo DIVA, 9yo builder, & 4yo treasure.
AnnR33 is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 09:19 PM
 
carrots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
#1 birth center water birth
#2 birth center water birth
#3 on floor in bedroom (probably would have been bed but ended up emergency shoulder dystocia and needed to move to hard floor)
carrots is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 09:31 PM
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
hospital in bed (sigh)

Next time I am planning a homebirth

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 09:35 PM
 
dreamlette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
was going to be at home in birthing tub but ended up in hospital via c-sec. I smiled through it anyway
dreamlette is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 09:50 PM
 
happyblessedmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
All 3 were in bed at a hospital.

#3 was a birth center transfer, would've been in bed there if things hadn't gone south with the labor (meconium).

Mom of 7, ages 13, 12, 9, 7, 5, 4, and 2.5!
happyblessedmama is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 02:35 AM
 
Ligmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: in baby girl bliss!!!!
Posts: 1,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ds1- operating table
ds2-hospital bed
ds3-the bathroom floor at home
Ligmom is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 10:31 AM
 
plantmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ds #1, birth center in bed.
dd #2, at home, in an aquadoula in my bedroom.
ds #2, at home, in an aquadoula on the back deck, although potty pushing felt so good I might have stayed there, without prompting to get back in the tub!
plantmommy is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 11:48 AM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First was bed
Second was tub
Third was bed cause she came before I could get in the tub

All at home
momto l&a is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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