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View Poll Results: Where did you give birth?
Vaginal Birth (Hospital) 34 34.34%
Vaginal Birth (Birth center) 10 10.10%
Vaginal Birth (Home, assisted) 27 27.27%
Cesarean Section 21 21.21%
Unassisted 7 7.07%
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#31 of 43 Old 11-05-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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unmedicated hospital birth
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Bumpin' for new mamas!

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So I can still vote in this poll when I FINALLY have my baby? I was thinking that there should be an option "In November" LOL.

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So I can still vote in this poll when I FINALLY have my baby? I was thinking that there should be an option "In November" LOL.
Well, my "October" babe was born in September, but I still made the poll and voted.

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I had an unplanned c/s after 29 hours of labor. I didn't want to write about my feelings in my birth story.

I broke down in tears the day after my birth, feeling like I didn't fight for myself in the hospital. Broken down repeatidly since then with doula, midwife sister. It's hard even though my midwife supported it. My feelings are coupled by the fact that dh and I were thinking this would be our only one and if I did have another lo I wouldn't be able to go to my midwife as her insurance doesn't allow vbacs
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I had an unplanned c/s after 29 hours of labor. I didn't want to write about my feelings in my birth story.

I broke down in tears the day after my birth, feeling like I didn't fight for myself in the hospital. Broken down repeatidly since then with doula, midwife sister. It's hard even though my midwife supported it. My feelings are coupled by the fact that dh and I were thinking this would be our only one and if I did have another lo I wouldn't be able to go to my midwife as her insurance doesn't allow vbacs
I'm so sorry, mama.

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I had an amazing birth center birth. I labored (back labor- it was awful!) at home and my wonderful daughter was caught by her daddy in the water after 90 minutes of active labor and 30 minutes of pushing. The birth was amazing, the back labor, not so much.
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I had planned to do it unassisted, but I had another c section in the end.

I am totally and completely okay with everything that happened though, and thats what matters (to me).

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Had a wonderful unmedicated hospital waterbirth......was definitely a healing birth for me.
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The board cesarean rate is sadly still better than the national one.

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I had an unplanned c/s after 29 hours of labor. I didn't want to write about my feelings in my birth story.

I broke down in tears the day after my birth, feeling like I didn't fight for myself in the hospital. Broken down repeatidly since then with doula, midwife sister. It's hard even though my midwife supported it. My feelings are coupled by the fact that dh and I were thinking this would be our only one and if I did have another lo I wouldn't be able to go to my midwife as her insurance doesn't allow vbacs
I had a similar experience with my first DS. Feel free to talk about your experience all you want here!
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The board cesarean rate is sadly still better than the national one.
I thought the same thing. I'm interested in how many of the vaginal births were unmedicated. Mine was- my birth center is free standing (home birth bed and breakfast type) and they don't have drugs. If I was at a hospital, I know I would have caved and gone with an epidural because my back labor was so awful. I'm really glad I didn't because the actual birth was amazing and I was totally there for it. Plus, I didn't want my baby to have drugs
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I had an unmedicated vag birth at a hospital, though I was tempted to cave a few times. DH, doula, and midwife kept me on track.

Still, it was a hell of a lot harder than I ever imagined, esp the two hours of pushing and the second degree tear. I'm waiting for the birth amnesia to set in.

It was worth it, though, because she came out wanting to nurse and is still extremely gung ho about it.

My heart goes out to those whose birth plans were uncontrollably altered. I know how lucky I was. I give enormous credit to the nurse midwife who didn't panic when the baby seemed less responsive during contrx than they like.

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