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View Poll Results: What are the basic plans for your birth
I am planning on having an unassisted birth 6 8.22%
I am planning on haivng a homebirth with a midwife 27 36.99%
I am planning on having a birthcenter birth 10 13.70%
I am planning on having an unmedicated hospital birth 25 34.25%
I am planning on having a medicated hospital birth 1 1.37%
I am planning on having a cesarean 2 2.74%
I still have no plans! 2 2.74%
Other? 0 0%
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#1 of 35 Old 04-02-2007, 08:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Since we have all been uber lucky/healthy we have time for one more poll to see what everyone's official plans for the birth are. Last time we had a lot of undecided and we've had quite a few people change since then.


I'm cuious to see what this poll will be like compared to the one I plan on putting up in late June.

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I keep meaning to update the thread I started last week about my VBAC, but it has had me in a funk, so I've been avoiding it. I decided that I cannot afford, in time or money, to switch providers to the one that is farther away, so I am basically sticking with the same plan I had before, waiting at home until the very last minute or longer, but hubby is still seriously freaked - just by the idea of not being at the hospital for labor itself, let alone delivery. I lost it yesterday and we talked - HE even brought up the idea of "hippies like D&K (BIL&SIL) used" but I explained that we can't afford that either and that I don't jive with the ones in our area. In the end, I think I just need to get back the peace I felt about it earlier on. I KNOW this baby was meant to be and for most of the pregnancy I felt like it was going to work out fine because he was meant to be. A DQ brownie batter Blizzard helped me feel better too, not to mention the release of crying.
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Planning an unmedicated hospital vba2c.

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i am also having a vbac in the hospital - unmedicated with midwife, doula, me and dh (and maybe ds if family doesn't get here in time).
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im doing the unmedicated hospital thing for insurance reasons. plus DH's comfort too since I tend to bleed A LOT.
we have a midwife who I asked to basically stay out of the way unless we need her.

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Yikes! I voted for the birth center, but I'm due in August! Sorry, pregnant and confused :
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I delivering in a hospital with a mw. I would be in the midwifery center, but they are not legal covered to assist vbacs there. But I am not complaining.
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I voted for Homebirth with a Midwife - cause that's the plan.
But due to my history, I am prepared for, and comfortable with, a UC.

edited to add: first three were hospital births and fourth one was a surprise uc
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I am having a c-section which now I have to have another dr. part of.

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I voted homebirth with midwife. The details are, it's a home birth after two cesareans.


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I'm planning an unmedicated hospital birth w/midwife but starting to wish I had just planned for a home birth instead. I'm feeling really "homey" lately and don't wanna go far from home, and my mw says I'll probably only be at the hospital a few hours anyway since she will have me labour at home for most of it, so it seems like such a pain to go all the way there, uncomfortable, for a few hours just to turn around and come back maybe i should just stay home a little bit too long. ha ha j/k jeff would have a fit.
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homebirth with a midwife. first baby after 7 early

nothing but a textbook pregnancy this time around! *knocks on some wood*
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homebirth with a midwife. first baby after 7 early

nothing but a textbook pregnancy this time around! *knocks on some wood*
congrats! i knocked on my head for ya, too.
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I am having a hb with a mw.

THis will be our 4th
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homebirth with midwife....this will be my first hb & i'm sooooo excited!

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UC with husband (whose a doula), but I also have a back-up hands off midwife, just in case I want her, and a Chinese Doc whose willing to make a house call for any immediate post partum issue (like bleeding)... Very blessed to also be dear friends with both the mw and the doc, and have their full support and also thier complete belief that I already have everything I need to birth this baby. Give Thanks!!

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UC with backup midwife on call :

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Hospital VBAC which I plan to be unmedicated, although I may have to fight a little with the staff about this, as their policy is to run an epidural for all VBACs. But I have a good doula who says she will be more than happy to work with me to "delay" this.
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Hospital VBAC which I plan to be unmedicated, although I may have to fight a little with the staff about this, as their policy is to run an epidural for all VBACs. But I have a good doula who says she will be more than happy to work with me to "delay" this.
Does the epidural need to contain the numbing agents?

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Does the epidural need to contain the numbing agents?
Actually no -- I delivered at this hospital last time (with no doula -- a mistake I will not make again) and they actually offered to run the epidural with no anesthesia in it, "just in case". I went ahead and got the anesthesia because I was exhausted and didn't want to hassle with them, but this time around I will consider the option of getting the epidural with no actual meds in it if they are going to throw an absolute fit about it. However I am optimistic that I can avoid it entirely. While I'm not thrilled about the anesthesia, what I'm really trying to avoid is the needle in the spine. I had some issues with epidural recovery after my last birth that I would rather not repeat.
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I'm planning on an unmedicated hospital birth. I'd LOVE to have a homebirth but the thought makes DH very scared so we go to the hospital. We have a great hospital though and they are very helpful w/ going med free and very willing to support a Mom who wishes to do so.
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First babes and we're planning a birth center birth. So far everything has gone as smoothly as possible, so unless little Glory starts feeling "flippy" or they just can't wait until May to meet me - it looks like there shouldn't be a problem with it!

*granted I spent a large portion of the 28-32 week period preparing myself mentally for a hospital birth or c/s if they became necessary... now that I've dealt with that, I'm pretty sure neither will happen!*
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I am planning a freestanding birth center birth with my midwife, DH, and 2 doula's in training.

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I was originally planning to birth at a birth center but now have to go to another state for a hospital birth so my baby can have heart surgery. I'm really hoping it will be unmedicated but the hospital c-section rate is 25% so I'm hoping for the best!
If we have child #3 then I will hopefully get my dream out of hospital water birth!

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HBAC in our temporary home with a midwife (CNM).

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Baby #6, planning a home/water birth. This will be our 3rd home birth

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I had an unmedicated/ non-intervention (is that a word?) hospital birth with DD and I am planning to do the same this time. I looked into homebirth, but I am so attached to my hospital midwife that I couldn't make the change. She is awesome and patient and does things naturally.
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I wrote I don't have any plans yet, but I really do they just vary so much depending on the situation

I want a homebirth with a midwife, but we might end up in the hospital with the midwife either way I"m confident it will be med free
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hosp birth, med free.

ETA: planning a homebirth w/ my third!

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planning a hb with a mw

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