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#31 of 54 Old 04-09-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Birthing center attached to the hospital with my CNMW.

Not sure if I want the waterbirth/waterlabor option...since I've never gone through this yet, I'm really not sure what the differences are. I'll bring it up with my CNMW today!

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Birthing center attached to the hospital with my CNMW.

Not sure if I want the waterbirth/waterlabor option...since I've never gone through this yet, I'm really not sure what the differences are. I'll bring it up with my CNMW today!
The difference between a waterlabor and a waterbirth is this:

Waterlabor: labor in the water, use the water as pain management, but ultimately, give birth and deliver OUTSIDE the water.

Waterbirth: give birth IN the water.

Many women find water to be extremely comforting for them during labor. Warm water tends to help with the pain of contractions by relaxing you. There are some women (my best friend for one) who cannot labor too long in water b/c it impedes their labor. The water is so relaxing, it stalls labor. For my friend, she said she imagines that what she feels when laboring in water is probably what an epidural feels like (neither of us have ever had an epi). She basically becomes so relaxed from the waist down that she loses all muscle control. She isn't able to *push* in the water b/c she can't feel the muscles engage.

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I HONESTLY think I will have another c-section.....either way I will be at a hospital with an OB....I am going to discuss VBAC but my state is pretty rigid on them...I have been discussing it with a doula in the area and it looks as though homebirth is my best route for a VBAC (I had 3 previous c-sections) and I am simply not comfortable with that since my second child was 5.5 weeks premature and not breathing when she came out as well as my third child being 3.5 weeks early and had a NICU stay as well.....IT SUCKS because I am scared literally of BOTH vaginal birth AND the surgery...I mean who wants to go thru a c-section for the FOURTH time? I keep telling myhusband I wish I could just will this baby out or rewind time to when my first daughter was born and demand better care from my c-section happy OB....I truly feel robbed.....its very hard for me.....sorry this probably belongs in the c-section thread....
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I HONESTLY think I will have another c-section.....either way I will be at a hospital with an OB....I am going to discuss VBAC but my state is pretty rigid on them...I have been discussing it with a doula in the area and it looks as though homebirth is my best route for a VBAC (I had 3 previous c-sections) and I am simply not comfortable with that since my second child was 5.5 weeks premature and not breathing when she came out as well as my third child being 3.5 weeks early and had a NICU stay as well.....IT SUCKS because I am scared literally of BOTH vaginal birth AND the surgery...I mean who wants to go thru a c-section for the FOURTH time? I keep telling myhusband I wish I could just will this baby out or rewind time to when my first daughter was born and demand better care from my c-section happy OB....I truly feel robbed.....its very hard for me.....sorry this probably belongs in the c-section thread....


I know we both know what it's like to be conflicted about this from a previous thread. Try to stay positive, mama. I know it's so hard. PM if you want to talk about it.
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My midwife says she had a successful homebirth with a mom who had three c-sections before.

But if you're worried about the baby itself, then try to find some peace with whatever choice you make. It's not your fault.

I feel robbed by my first c-section and my last son's birth with a &$@! doctor and hospital. While I haven't had three cesereans and I am going for a homebirth as I don't have a reason not to, I feel for you!!!!!!

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Hospital birth, OB. Although I'm quite hopeful because this OB is highly reccommended by the ladies here at MDC, so we'll see how it goes!

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Homebirth with a MW. Hopefully a waterbirth this time. Same MW who was there for ds.
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Hospital birth with a mw. Staying home as long as possible. Had a great experience last birth, same hospital, so looking forward to that again.

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Home water birth w/ midwife and possibly a RMT (registered massage therapist) Doula.




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natural birth at hospital with my OB.. we were succesful in this endeavor with DS #2 at same hospital and same practice so expecting same again.. I am very lucky that even in the PharmBelt we live in we got total respect of our completely natural ways, honestly, none of it was even an issue including no vax or eye ointment etc.. We even got a couple "good for you's" from some of the nurses (on the sly, of course!)

I strongly wanted a HB with last one and this one too but DH is totally not on board with this so that is not an option, although as fast as I went with DS #2 (under 2 hrs total and about 40 mins at hospital) that I just *might* end up with a car birth!! who knows!

We are so strong in our convictions that it seems none of the health practitioners we come in contact with have ever balked or given us a hard time whatsoever regarding no vax etc.. it is weird when I hear the freakish battles and ejections from ped ofcs other moms have gotten??? I don't get it? anyway, sorry, took a tangent there..
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Homebirth with a midwife (same one who helped with DD). We will have a tub so maybe a waterbirth. Last time was in July and it was TOO hot to birth in there. Dh is worried about the tub though b/c we are on the third floor now...and our walls are thin and we already think our neighbors don't like us. Oh well!

Insurance will not cover it (they did 30% last time. Different insurance company) but it is too big of a decision to let money decide, imo.
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We're tentatively planning on a birth center birth with CNM(s). Our insurance covers most of it, and I like the philosophy of care and atmosphere. I kind of hope our two daughters will come along and see the birth of their sibling. Depends on whether or not we can find someone to come along to care for them during the birth.

I am, however, concerned about getting there. My first birth (hospital) was 6.5 hours from water breaking to birth. My second birth (homebirth, unassisted due to speed) was 1.5 hours! I'm terrified of having another quickie labor (soooooooooOOOOOOOO intense) and having a baby in the car during rush hour traffic. We have to drive through our major metropolitan area to get to the birth center.

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with a 33 hour first labor -- getting there is not my worry. I am just praying for under 24 hours this time.

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with a 33 hour first labor -- getting there is not my worry. I am just praying for under 24 hours this time.
I hear you on this one. I'm hoping for a shorter pushing phase than 3 plus hours this time!
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me too

1. i want to push less than 3 hours

and more

2. i want to push the baby out -- not push for 3 hours then have forcepts


(If i am having forcepts again, i can do that after 15 minutes of pushing )

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I will be birthing in a hosptial with an OB.
Here there are no birth centers (ideal IMO) and a homebirth is not a option for us.

Ideally is not what I will get...I was induced for all three of my other ones (various reasons) so I really have no reason to believe this one will be any different but it would be nice if I could start labour on my own...
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I plan to birth at a birth center located inside the hospital. It is ran by CNMs and they rooms are set up with a 'home' like setting and have a birth tub. I had a doula last time around and loved having her there. I will request a doula again. They offer free doula services for everybirth whether you are in the hospital or in the birth center. They are very baby friendly and do not do the eye ointment for at least one hour and you don't have to have it at all if you choose not to. They are really great about not cleaning off the baby and letting you bond right away and breastfeeding is highly supported and encouraged. It is a really great hospital for birthing.
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I will be birthing in a hosptial with an OB.
Here there are no birth centers (ideal IMO) and a homebirth is not a option for us.

Ideally is not what I will get...I was induced for all three of my other ones (various reasons) so I really have no reason to believe this one will be any different but it would be nice if I could start labour on my own...
You never know... I doula'd at a birth last summer where it was baby #3 and it was mom's first natural, non-induced labor. She never had any prelabor signs with either of the others and was induced around 9 days late with each... we talked and talked about having faith in her body's ability to start labor on its own but as you can imagine it was hard for her to have faith. Again she had no prelabor signs but at 12 days late boom, she went into labor and we barely made it to the hospital! Not sure if going very overdue is your concern or if it is other health issues... but hang in there, things really could play out differently this time around!
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Teaching hospital, CNM -- same as with DD.
Other than pushing for way longer than I hope to this time, it was a great birth, supported by the midwives. With the exception of an IV for hydration after hour 2 of pushing (which, frankly, was probably a really good idea!) they ran the show.

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Homebirth with (at least) 3! midwives since I'm having twins- (and have a lot of midwife friends). Plannning on using a tub for laboring in/birthing in if that's what works for me. I feel very lucky to be able to choose this option. Our midwife has delivered 9 sets of twins before and is so relaxed. I'm doing all I can to make sure these babies are close to full term.
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I'll be having a hospital birth with a GP, most likely with interventions and an epidural. Well, that's if I don't go early and get flown to Boston. If I go early (like my last baby) I'll end up in Boston with tons of interventions, a code team, NICU, my baby on a ventilator... Obviously, I'd like to be able to have the baby here!
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Hopsital? Hospital because there are no "birthing centers" here. In fact, the hospital I go to is listed as a "birthing center" in those national directories.

CNM or OB? OB

Home? Gosh, you know, I wouldn't mind except that DH wouldn't handle it I think. But it would be my ONLY option for a waterbirth

ANd what is your ideal vs what you may have? Ideally there would be a birthing center/hospital with a tub that I could birth in - no drugs - no epi - no IV.

What I'll probably have is a hospital birth with no tub, no drugs, no epi, and an IV "just in case."

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Our hospital makes you have an IV unless you deliver really fast before they can start it.
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Oh yes and did I mention that ideally I make it to the hospital? I saw other people post that I remembered that it would be good to include on my list of "ideal." That was one of my big fears for "next time" after my last delivery. Now I don't really care....I'll give birth in the car if I have to...just want this baby to be delivered and okay. KWIM? Doesn't matter to me where.

Serina: if I'm in labor....once my water breaks I deliver with the hour if not within 30-45 min....one time I was induced and was only 4 cm when water broke. Still delivered about 45 min later. A sports car going 0-60 in X seconds doesn't impress me. But going from 4cm-10cm in less than an hour when the nurses didn't even believe that I was in labor OR that my water broke is something else! Thankfully, my MIL insisted that they take me down to labor and delivery. I wasn't in a labor room yet because they were just trying to soften my cervix and weren't going to actually start the "induction" until the next morning.

I told DH that maybe I'll just hang out at the hospital once my EDD comes around. Or maybe we should go rent a hotel room in town which is much closer to the hospital because we had had to drive to the hospital during traffic time last time, we wouldn't have made it.

With one of my kids they weren't even going to do an IV, then the nurse changed her mind because she wanted the "pathway" just in case they needed it.

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