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View Poll Results: How did you give birth?
In a hospital with an OB. 91 27.16%
In a hospital with a Midwife. 74 22.09%
At a birth center. 23 6.87%
At home with a midwife. 114 34.03%
At home unassisted. 19 5.67%
Hospital transfer. 14 4.18%
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#1 of 72 Old 12-28-2006, 06:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm interested to see the percentages here on MDC!

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The poll doesn't allow multiple options, so I think the results may be skewed. My first was at the hospital w/a MW. Second was birth center. Third will be home w/a MW.
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All three were at a hospital with an OB - albeit with three different pregnancies I went through five OB's. All were vaginal and very much the same - but my last was drug free. Yay!
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All 3 were drug-free, with a midwife, in a birthing center.
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First HB w/ MW
Second HB w/ MW
Third UC followed by a hospital transfer.

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1 hospital with OB
2 home with mw
3 UC
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dc#1-Hospital with a midwife
dc#2-Home with a midwife
dc#3-Home- partially UC (3 friends and DH, one of whom is a PA and another who is a lapsed midwife in training...none got paid for their services , so I don't know how to characterize their assistance)

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Can you redo the poll so it allows multiple options? No, then we couldn't go back and switch it, could we? We'd get that "you already voted on this poll". Hmmmm.....

Anyway, I voted "home birth with midwife" because that was my most recent but I've also done birth center, and hospital with midwife.
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I have 2 kids and 2 different answers so I cant really do the poll

My first was ob in hospital natural vag birth.
My second was birth center with a midwife also natural vag birth.

 
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I gave birth at a free-standing birth center with a midwife and a doula.

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All 3 at home with a mw
I'm hopeing to have uc hb in water when we have more

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#1 was a hospital with OB
#2 was a hospital with a CNM
#3 was a homebirth with a CPM
#4 will be a homebirth with a CPM or possibly a UC
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Both my girls were born at home with a midwife.

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When I made the poll I wanted to allow multiple votes for mom's who have given birth more than once. But I couldn't figure out how. Sorry, I know it isn't perfect.

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All three were hospital births with an OB. I saw a midwife through most of my first pregnancy, but had to switch because I was very unhappy with the practice (and its location).

I'm hoping for a MW-attended HB for our next baby.

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In a hospital, with an on-call OB. It was my OB's weekend off.
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DD: Hospital, midwife
DS: Hospital, OB

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I put "hospital transfer." UC hospital transfer primarily b/c it was unclear to me what was going on and I was exhausted. Minimal intervention at hospital b/c I had a crunchy family MD for prenatal care.

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drug free in a free standing birth center with a midwife and doula

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Hospital with a GP, until I had a C-section and an OB was called in.
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one hospital transfer HB turned csection
2 amazing VBACS at birth center
2nd one I delivered on the toilet, caught her myself and was a complete surprise

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DD1: Hospital, midwife
DD2: Hospital, midwife

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The poll doesn't allow multiple options, so I think the results may be skewed. My first was at the hospital w/a MW. Second was birth center. Third will be home w/a MW.
It would be interesting to see this poll for FIRST babies, then do another for 2nd babies!
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Mine was in hospital, with 2 OB's present. My OB was out of town. I also saw a 4th OB at some point during my labour....

But, I wanted a midwife. Unfortunately, we are a very "midwifey" city, and by the time I was 10 wks preggo, they were already booked!! I was 5th on the waiting list, but never made it...

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Ok, what about other? I gave birth in a hospital with a GP, not an OB.
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1st hospital with MW
2nd will be HB/ MW
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It won't let me choose two options, so I guess I can't vote in the poll.

#1 - drug free hospital birth with midwife
#2 - water birth at home with midwife
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I voted on answer but I have 4 births
2 hospital with OB
1 home with midwife
1 UC
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I gave birth both at home and at a hospital.
ds was at the hospital- dd was at home with a mw.
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I voted "at a birth center" b/c I felt it was the closest.

I had all four of mine at a birthing center within a hospital - the first w/an OB and the other three w/a midwife. The youngest two were waterbirthed. All were vag births, no IV or drugs.

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