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Hospital, home, birth center? UC, midwife, physician? What are your plans?

Me: I plan a hospital birth with a group of midwives.

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This one will be a homebirth.
My first 2 were hospital births, 3rd was supposed to be at a freestanding birth center but he didn't want to wait so Dh delivered in our van LOL
Since all my births have been risk free and fast I figure at home is the safest bet this time.

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Homebirth with a midwife, God willing. I do have to finish convincing the hubby, but he's halfway there already. We're meeting with midwives in 2.5 weeks. :

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Hospital birth. I had a positive experience with my previous hospital birth, and I am hoping everything goes as smoothly the second time around.

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We're looking at a 3rd c/s. It's cool.
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I'm planning to birth at home, either with a midwife or UC. Midwifery just became funded in our province as of last week, so I'm mulling and working on convincing DH that UC is safe.

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This one will be born at home with a midwife...as long as I can finish convincing hubby! He read the summary on the gentle birth website and was VERY impressed and I think feels a little deceived by the medical community in general...he has the mentality that he would blame himself if "something went wrong" at a homebirth, but not at a hospital birth (even though he *knows* the risk is higher at the hospital, in our situation). We're meeting with our first midwife in a couple of weeks so hopefully he'll be fully convinced after that!

DD was born "unmedicated" (still had cervidil, 2x fluids, abx) with a midwife in a hospital.

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Im hoping for an unassisted water birth at home - hubby doesnt want unassisted, but if I wait just a little bit too long to have him call the mw..then maybe..lol..we shall see how it goes.

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Hospital natural birth w/Dr.

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This will be our 3rd homebirth.

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DD was a hospital birth with an OB, an experience I never want to repeat.

DS was a birth center water birth, using hypnosis, and it was AMAZING.

This one will hopefully be at our new home (which hasn't even been built yet!), in the tub, with a midwife. :
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Undecided, but going with an OB for prenatal care for now.

If I can convince hubby for a homebirth with midwife, absolutely, I already know of one! Else probably a hospital with an OB and maybe a doula or like-minded friend.

DS was born in a hospital with an OB, unmedicated, and it went an 8 on a 1 to 10 scale, better than expected.
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Not sure yet, but most likely it will be a hospital birth with Nurse Midwives. I'm now considered "high risk" because my last pregnancy was a late loss (22 weeks), however the midwives say they will take me.

DD1 was a hospital with midwives (different hospital and midwives from what I'm considering now); good experience but I didn't love the hospital--there was bit too much strife. It was completely without meds and interventions; a hypnobaby.

DD2 (angel baby) I was planning a homebirth before the loss.

With this pregnancy, a home birth may be out from cost alone. We are still paying large hospital bills from my loss in June, so we just don't have it in our budget. And, even though I do truly believe in homebirth, I am going to need extra monitoring this time around.

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Same as DS...home birth with the same midwife :

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Homebirth in the birth tub with a midwife

DS was at the birth-center and hospital transfer (I labored at the birth center, and transferred to the hossy where he was born). I never want to go to a hospital again.

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This one will be a homebirth.
My first 2 were hospital births, 3rd was supposed to be at a freestanding birth center but he didn't want to wait so Dh delivered in our van LOL
Since all my births have been risk free and fast I figure at home is the safest bet this time.
Ahahaha, another van baby. At least your DH pulled over. Mine was still barreling down the highway at 60 mph.

I'd love to deliver at home, but it won't happen. My last birth was far beyond perfect for me I don't think I can top it. DH is *still* not comfy with HB, and our insurance won't cover it (Kaiser) but he did say delivering in the van again would be fine. I'm game!

And since it won't let me make a siggy???

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Seriously? He'd rather do another van baby than at home? I'd remind him an ambulance would have an easier time finding and caring for you at home than in a van (on the very unlikely chance it is necessary).

Love the mental picture though of giving birth with him speeding down the freeway! Go mama!

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Homebirth!!

Now whether it will be unassisted or with a midwife, I am not sure yet...
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This will be my second homebirth (with a midwife). I'm so excited!!!! Before I was pregnant we tossed around the possibility of a hospital birth because we now have the insurance to cover it but DH said "no way" We've done it both ways and we MUCH prefer home
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I'm planning to birth at home, either with a midwife or UC. Midwifery just became funded in our province as of last week, so I'm mulling and working on convincing DH that UC is safe.

ooo- who do you use? i see i live a little south of you! yay for the funding! FINALLY. i'm hoping to use a midwife again, preferrably at home ( if she will make an exception and travel- though probably in hotel/ hospital) and another vbac!

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We will plan a homebirth and hope I make it to full term this time. Our home birth didn't happen last time when DD arrived at 34 weeks.

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Homebirth with a midwife!
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ooo- who do you use? i see i live a little south of you! yay for the funding! FINALLY. i'm hoping to use a midwife again, preferrably at home ( if she will make an exception and travel- though probably in hotel/ hospital) and another vbac!
I haven't used a midwife before as I've had two hospital births (one because I'd never met anyone who had birthed at home, and one because we didn't have the money for a midwife and I didn't know about UC). So I'm not sure who I'll check into. I do know that there are a couple of new midwives who just started working in the area a few months ago so hopefully that will open up more options for us.

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as much as I would love to have natural childbirth, I am going to just go and pot for the c/s. I have the same disorder that my mother and grandmother have, I can't think of the name of it right off hand. It is where your pelvis does not spread during child birth. My son's head was impressed into my pelvis and the ob could hardly get his hand in to free him. I also only dialated 2cm after 24 hours of hard labor. But I am ok with it now.
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As my previous two births were amazing homebirth experiences I can not imagine going the hospital route unless I absolutely had to. So, I have already been to see my midwife, who helped me confirm this pregnancy, it was so nice to have someone to call right away!

As much as I do love and admire the midwife we used last time, part of me is considering going unassisted but I'd like to do so intentionally this time! My son was born in under 2 hours and my midwife arrived about 5 minutes after he emerged. It was a pretty intense experience and I can't help but wonder if having her there would be better, worse, or just different?

I haven't actually thought about the birth part much, although I did get down on hands and knees in the tub the other day, checking out the space, seeing how it felt....

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I had a terrific natural birth at a local hospital with a CNM. So I will probably go that route again.

My only concern is that I need to find a new midwife. My previous midwife left her practice after she had a baby of her own. So I'll need to do a couple of visits to meet a couple of other midwives in the area.

I also plan to consult with one midwife in our area who does homebirths, just to find out a little more.
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bah. this again.

i talked to my midwife last night and she said though she would love to have me as a client again, she is no longer travelling to out of town clients. which means a.) i have to drive 3 hours round trip through the winter with my 2 1/2 and 5 year old (takig my 5 year old out of kindergarten on those days) for prenatal appointments and b.) having to birth at a hospital in another city whilst labouring in a hotel room again. I HATED that last time- it really IMO slowed my labour down.

she also mentioned that she had heard that the new midwife in the area who IS willing to travel to my town is NOT accepting vbacs.

i really really hate living in such a backwards province sometimes.

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bah. this again.

i talked to my midwife last night and she said though she would love to have me as a client again, she is no longer travelling to out of town clients. which means a.) i have to drive 3 hours round trip through the winter with my 2 1/2 and 5 year old (takig my 5 year old out of kindergarten on those days) for prenatal appointments and b.) having to birth at a hospital in another city whilst labouring in a hotel room again. I HATED that last time- it really IMO slowed my labour down.

she also mentioned that she had heard that the new midwife in the area who IS willing to travel to my town is NOT accepting vbacs.

i really really hate living in such a backwards province sometimes.

Where abouts are you? Im in BC.

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Where abouts are you? Im in BC.

i'm in central alberta.

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At home, most definitely. As I am a homebirth midwife myself, that really isn't a question for me. :

What I need to decide is if I want a midwife friend of mine there or just me and dh. I might just keep my options open and see what feels right in the moment.

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