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Old 09-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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I know Im not the only one Who else is having a homebirth?

Is this your first? If not how many homebirths have you had?

What are you most excited about? Biggest fear?

When is your first appointment with your midwife?

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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This is my second homebirth. But my first HBA2C. My first homebirth was a successful VBAC, but the baby after him was another CSection.
Im si excited because I love my midwife. Shes so sweet and supportive. I love that she believes in me and just loves our whole family.
I can admit Im scares to be a HBA2C. Not because I dont think itll go great, but a lot of people think Im crazy and it messes with my head when they tell me how "nervous" they are for me. I also have a fear of post partum hemorrhage, bc this is my 7th baby and I kniw the chance increases the more babe you have. But Ill talk to my midwife about both these things and I know shell calm those fears.
My first appointment with her is Oct 9th (10 weeks) and I cant wait!!!

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I'm planning an HBAC, but having trouble finding a midwife that I feel comfortable with who will work with a previous C-section. The one I really liked said she doesn't feel experienced enough, but would be willing to doula for me in a hospital birth. The one who will do an HBAC is kind of a brusque woman with whom I just don't quite click.

I floated the idea of paying them both, so I'd have someone I was comfortable with but also the chance for HBAC, and DH looked a little pale but said we would do that if that's what I really wanted. Love him.
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Re: Homebirthers

Yeah for homebirth! I transferred care to an OB 1/3 of the way through my 1st pregnancy due to complications, then I used him again (along with a wonderful doula) for a hospital VBAC, which unfortuantly failed. SO...I am doomed to cection-hood forever. It was definantly a struggle with my first because...it was SO not my plan. With the second, I was more relaxed since I knew more what to expect, should my VBAC not happen. This time....as odd as it sounds, I am totally at peace. I wish my homebirth ambitions had happened, but I have got to be a part of many of my close firends and still love them so much, but I have 2 healthy kiddos, so I can't complain
OP, I hope you find a midwife you love!
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My second CSection was much better then my first as well. I have no fear of another CSection but prefer a full term VBAC and trust my midwife to help me achieve that more then my Ob. We also dont have insurance an refer to not have to use the medicade system if we can avoid it so that had a role in our HBA2C instead if a hospital VBA2C. Im sure youll have no great 3rd CSection, its so much better knowing what to expect!

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I know you can do it!!! It will be such an awesome experience. Home birth is such a beautiful thing. My second failed due to a large, over due baby, who refused to descend, and a blood pressure (mine) that was becoming horrifically hypotensive

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I'm planning an HBAC, but having trouble finding a midwife that I feel comfortable with who will work with a previous C-section. The one I really liked said she doesn't feel experienced enough, but would be willing to doula for me in a hospital birth. The one who will do an HBAC is kind of a brusque woman with whom I just don't quite click.

I floated the idea of paying them both, so I'd have someone I was comfortable with but also the chance for HBAC, and DH looked a little pale but said we would do that if that's what I really wanted. Love him.
Thats tough to not have an option youre totally excited about. My midwife does VBAC a lot and is very experienced in the "eventful" birth which makes me feek so at peace with her. I lost a lil more blood faster then usual with my HBAC and she was on top if giving me a shot of pitocin right away not waiting to see what happened which my husband and I both appreciated.
Ask how many Vbacs they have done, what the outcomes were. I think if the one you dont like as much has a good success rate with it, that would be a comfort to make her look better. If she doesnt then thatd be another strike agaist her.

We live near Portland Oregon which is very natural living friendly and are blessed to have a large pool of midwives. . .I know some areas are much harder to find a good one.
Hopefully anotger option you like will pop up.

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Thats tough to not have an option youre totally excited about. My midwife does VBAC a lot and is very experienced in the "eventful" birth which makes me feek so at peace with her. I lost a lil more blood faster then usual with my HBAC and she was on top if giving me a shot of pitocin right away not waiting to see what happened which my husband and I both appreciated.
Ask how many Vbacs they have done, what the outcomes were. I think if the one you dont like as much has a good success rate with it, that would be a comfort to make her look better. If she doesnt then thatd be another strike agaist her.

We live near Portland Oregon which is very natural living friendly and are blessed to have a large pool of midwives. . .I know some areas are much harder to find a good one.
Hopefully anotger option you like will pop up.

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Thanks for all the input! I am feeling a little better about this midwife because the woman I wanted to use told me this midwife actually trained her. We'll meet with her on the 9th.

I had to do my intake appt. for insurance and they were very supportive of VBAC but admitted that none of their OBs are going to promote an HBAC.

She went into the required detail about risk of uterine rupture, risk that a qualified OB wouldn't be on hand should an emergency arise, etc. I do get a whole $100 toward doula services if I do a hospital birth??

Anyone know of DS mamas who tried to HBAC and had serious enough complications to be admitted Emergency? I'd like to hear what the real situation is when something goes amiss. PM is good.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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I know Im not the only one Who else is having a homebirth?

Is this your first? If not how many homebirths have you had?

What are you most excited about? Biggest fear?

When is your first appointment with your midwife?

Anything else youd like to share?
Yay for homebirth!

This will hopefully be my second homebirth. My first was an accidental unassisted HB. ;-)

I am most excited about just being in a space I am totally comfortable. I love being able to eat, shower, sleep or whatever when I want to. I loved directly after having DS2, I got to eat a yummy breakfast, drink a big ole glass of OJ and nurse my baby. Then I fell asleep in my own bed. :-) Ahhhh I am also stoked that my other kids can be here for the birth. DS1 REALLY wants to be present.

I am most nervous about being transferred and having to have a c-section. Mainly because between the two hospitals I can choose from, one has the highest csection rate in the county and the other won't release placentas for 5 days!!!!! I will be encapsulating my placenta so I want that sucker ASAP.

Not sure when my first midwife appt will be probably around 10 weeks. So, in a couple weeks.

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We will be having another HB, #3 was born at home and 4 at a birth center whihc was out of my hands. I already met w/ our new, mw last week because she was in town....she is coming from5 hrs away. I will not birth w/ any of the hb mws in my town. They are all witchy women who are territorial! No.thanks.
€" ( \")# {$ #(|| …% I know she will prly miss the birth as my last deliever was just 2 1/2 hrs. But I have a wm acting as a doula for help, she just isn't. Licenced yet.
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