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Hi! I am nearly 40 weeks (this sunday) and have been taking epo orally at a dose of 2600mg /day. Is this an adequate amount - should I also be inserting them vaginally? If so, how much?<br><br><br>
Also - After learning that my wonderful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> blue cross/blue shield of RI insurance will not cover a birth at a birthing center I have resigned myself to a hospital birth. Any advice on how to make our experience as unhospital like as possible?<br>
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Hello there,<br><br>
I just had a wonderful unmedicated birth experience at my hospital here in Louisville, Kentucky. I had intermittent fetal monitoring, no IV, delivered on my side, no lights, showered during labor, etc. A positive birth experience in a hospital is possible--given that you have an OB or midwife who is supportive of your plan. I had a birth plan that my OB had signed off on stating that I was low risk, I did not need any interventions such as the IV or monitoring (my hospital prefers continuous monitoring, but I knew this would keep me tied to the bed). Secondly, think about hiring a doula who is familiar with the hospital that you are delivering in...my doula was wonderful, very knowledgable of the hospital policies and such.<br><br>
What are your practioner's thoughts on your birth plans?<br><br>
Good luck,<br><br>
Angela<br>
Liam 03/25/04
 

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I too had a comfortable, natural birth in a hospital. It is true that you need to have a practitioner who will support your birth plan at the hospital. I had subdued lighting, hush tones, and music throughout my labor and birth. My husband was my birth companion who also advocated for me, when necessary. I think you can definitely achieve the kind of birth that you want in a hospital, but you must be empowered to choose your caregivers, support, and a facility that will support you and therefore create an environment in which you will achieve success.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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