|View Poll Results: Where are you planning on giving birth?|
|In a birthing center||12||14.63%|
|At a hospital||33||40.24%|
|Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll|
I planned a birth center birth for DD, but she was a micropreemie.
I planned a home birth with DS, but ended up with another early hospital birth. Both were as natural as the situations allowed. 3rd times a charm, I hope.
Bri helpmeet to Chaise mama to K(2/07) M(3/09) & A(2/11)
ooh I forgot to add though ..I will be awake during the whole thing.
In attendance: husband, midwife, midwife assistant (who is also my friend), and our three children (who will be 7, 4, and 2). My parents will be about 1 1/2 -- 3 hours away (Los Angeles and Orange County....so travel time in traffic can vary depending on the time of day). They'll be here, too, if they make it in time.
My heart is sad for those of you who can't have the ideal birth you want because of distance, circumstance, or options. Hugs to you.
if I'm at work, it will be a drug free vaginal birth in the hospital with a CNM, or if I'm at home, it will be a homebirth with a midwife. So only time will tell, lol.
I would like to wish good luck to all the mamas going for a VBAC and a huge sorry and hug for those who would like one and are being denied care by their hospitals and/or ACOG policies. I am a midwifery student and have just re-read Pushed by Jennifer Block. It discusses the negative climate surrounding VBAC and it's just so sad to hear the effects of policies on real lives here. We all deserve better.
All my wishes for an informed, positive, safe birth experience for all American mamas!
~ diane & DH & Trent Julian 1/29/11 & Harmony Marija 11/29/12
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Home birth to Eirwen Claire on 1-06-11
My mom is a retired midwife so we are catching a lot of flack from friends and family for the hospital birth but it's our only option besides unassisted. We are 40+ minutes from another hospital, more from a birthcenter, and there are no in-home midwives in our area and in January there will be snowy mountain passes between us and anywhere besides the local hospital. The only OB in town is a prick but last year he hired a CNM in his office who is amazing!
Our apartment is too tiny for all the people that will be there. Mom lives out of state now and may not even be here when the baby comes but my 2 sisters will be there, plus DH and our 2nd story studio apt can't handle a full birth pool plus 4-5 adults.... and I'm not comfortable trying an unassisted with my first baby, not to mention DH would have a heart attack if I even mentioned it.
Sorry for the long post, just wanted to share.....
Cristina, Mama to Michael , Nathan , and an angel.
Go with your gut, follow your heart.
Jessica - Mom to DD (17), DD (15), DS (4), and DD (2)!
Ashley-wife of a grad student. Homeschooling, CDing, knitting mommy of Monkey 4/08 and Kangaroo 1/11 with 3 angels waiting in heaven
Hyena cart WAH mama!