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Planned Homebirth 38 100.00%
Planned Hospital Birth 28 100.00%
Hospital Transfer 8 53.33%
Vaginal 51 100.00%
Planned C-Section 3 20.00%
Unplanned C-Section 6 40.00%
Emergency C-Section 5 33.33%
Unassisted 6 40.00%
Midwife 53 100.00%
OB 16 100.00%
Pitocin / Other Medical Induction 5 33.33%
Epidural / Pain Medication 13 86.67%
Unmedicated 58 100.00%
VBAC 9 60.00%
Water birth 20 100.00%
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#1 of 26 Old 05-04-2009, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After you have your baby, check all that apply...


Curious as to how the statistics line up for us.

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That will be cool to see, good idea! Still have a couple weeks or so left till I can contribute.
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Still a little while before I can contribute too, but I have to ask... What would those of us who're going to be given IV abx for GBS put? Unmedicated?

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I assumed unmedicated referred to pain meds.
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I assumed unmedicated referred to pain meds.
That's what I was thinking too, but I've been wrong about things I thought were "obvious" before, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Can I edit my response? I only chose one answer but could choose a couple others too that apply.

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I didn't pick anything for the ob/midwife options, cause I had an OB, he just didn't show up till River was about 2 minutes old...and they couldn't find a resident either...so it was just the nurse who had never delivered a baby and me (I actually did deliver Travis for similar reasons, so I at least had some experience). Ohh, and I didn't choose pitocin, but I got it after River was born due to excessive bleeding. I guess there was a LOT of bleeding, and the nurse was actually squeezing the pitocin in faster, and the ob had ordered cytotec (sp?) but I didn't end up needing that...I was pretty unaware of all of this though my dh claims it was all said out loud to me...new baby took all my attention I guess.

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Still a little while before I can contribute too, but I have to ask... What would those of us who're going to be given IV abx for GBS put? Unmedicated?
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I assumed unmedicated referred to pain meds.
Yeah, it's just pain meds.

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Bumping for all the new moms...

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PLanned home birth turned hospital transfer turned unplanned c/s with an ob and my midwives. I had a spinal and GA.

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Bump for new moms.

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Here's mine, but I feel like I need to explain. I chose pitocin induction, BUT I wasn't technically induced. My water broke on its own. Labor never started though so we had to use pit to make my labor go.

Planned Hospital Birth
Vaginal
Midwife
Pitocin / Other Medical Induction
Unmedicated
Water birth

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Planned home water birth with midwives. I forgot to check vaginal. And the midwife was kinda there for backup and dh assurance. I delivered her myself.
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Vaginal hospital unmedicated with a midwife. I'm so happy I finally get to vote!
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I did not see a birth center option so I couldn't check it.

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Wow, only on MDC do you see great stats like this! Only 15% cesarean rate, 50% homebirths, 65% midwife care, 70% free of pain meds. Beautiful! Isn't this just in line with what the WHO is calling for?
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The funny thing is, out of 56 voters, there were 36 vaginal and 10 c/s. How did the other 10 come out?

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The funny thing is, out of 56 voters, there were 36 vaginal and 10 c/s. How did the other 10 come out?
I chose my stats but forgot to check "vaginal", oops!

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I forgot to check vaginal and ob.

Planned hospital
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Unmedicated (failed epidural, stalled labor, then pitocin)
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Entered mine though mine was VBA2Cs!!! I left off planned hospital bc that is not where I originally planned to birth but had to given the careprovider situation from at almost 32 wks. OB was there but only for like mins before birth then to sew me up and he was gone from what I recall.

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Planned hospital, unmedicated, vaginal, unplanned OB (was supposed to be mw).

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Hospital transfer vaginal birth.
Might have cheated a bit for the survey I checked unmedicated, but I did take some gas during transition... Really though, I think it was more useful for me to have something to focus than for pain relief.

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Hospital transfer vaginal birth.
Might have cheated a bit for the survey I checked unmedicated, but I did take some gas during transition... Really though, I think it was more useful for me to have something to focus than for pain relief.
TENS served that purpose well for me. Nitrous leaves your system so fast I think you still count (guess all that matters is if you think so though).
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Should there be a planned unassisted as well as unplanned unassisted option?

I didn't select the others that could apply but its implied from the unassisted part:
planned homebirth
vaginal
unmedicated

It was also a water birth.

I did have midwife back-up but they only came over to share the happy baby glow afterwards.

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Mine was a planned homebirth, with midwife, turned hospital transfer, pain medications (which didn't work for me), then finally a C-section, with an Ob after 27 hours of excruciating labor....I would post my birth story, but I haven't yet...if anyone's interested...it's a bit traumatic and not for the faint of heart though....

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