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#1 of 9 Old 12-29-2006, 02:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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A few months ago, due to a doctor with a 'god' complex, my midwife had to tell all of her clients in Missouri that she couldn't do their homebirths. We really liked her so we decided to stick with her and use the hospital she worked with and her doctor. I was sick over this as I REALLY wanted a home birth and to stay out of the hospital. My husband was upset as well because he wanted me to be comfortable and have what I wanted. He was also a little relieved because he had a HORRID first birth experience with his daughter.

Anyhow, fast forward.

We are taking Bradley classes which are WONDERFUL and we both really getting a lot out class. Each week he asks more and more questions. So after our last class he said "I don't want to have the baby in a hospital". So we can't have the baby at home, because our home is in Missouri, but we are just going to go over to Kansas and have it there. Most likely in a hotel. So it's not quiet a homebirth, but it satisfies us both. The midwife had offered this back when she told us about not being able to come to Missouri.

It sure does take a lot of the stress off of me and worry as well. I kind of don't know what to do with myself without that extra weight, plus I'm not used to having big things like this work out. It's all new to me.

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Hey, that's awesome. I'm glad you were able to figure out something that works for you.
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That's great. I hope everything goes really smoothly for you. I'm planning on laboring in a hotel near the hospital. There are going to be some raised eyebrows when we check in with our massive baby bumps and birthing balls, huh?
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I am so happy that you will get the birth experience you want!!

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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That's great. I hope everything goes really smoothly for you. I'm planning on laboring in a hotel near the hospital. There are going to be some raised eyebrows when we check in with our massive baby bumps and birthing balls, huh?
Yes there will be! I'm hoping there's a side door too . At first we had decided to just labor as long as possible at the hotel (we live over an hour from there anyway). We had decided to just go to the hospital when ever one of us felt it was time. So this is just a little extra step .

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Yay, that is wonderful news- no one should have to birth somewhere they aren't comfortable with, so I'm glad you found a happy medium! Best wishes for a beautiful birth experience!

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I'm so sorry you have to jump through hoops, but you have to do what's best for you. Good for you for making that choice! Best to you!
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Great news! Good luck!

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Thanks! I know it's a little unconventional . I will say it is nice to not have the worries I was before. Now I'm just getting scared about being a mom. Wow, that's a big one. thanks again for the well wishes .

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