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Old 01-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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Re: unassisted home birth

My first was a hosp birth, second hb w/mw, and third started as u/c but ended up at hosp. Minor complications, but I had reached my limit with labor (12hrs at home), he came out after 24 hrs, cord wrapped around his neck and purple like barney. He was fine, but I don't know if I could have done 12 more hrs at home. I would have liked to have a mw there but there are none in my area. I am planning on laboring at home and then going to the hosp at the last minute. I think you have to make an educated choice for yourself. Weigh the pro's/cons and have a back up plan. I didn't even know about hb's with my first, lol. GL whatever you choose!


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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Nickel+3

I personally wouldn't do a uc for my first child. Too many unknowns. Now a homebirth with a midwife...heck ya!
This exactly. Our third was unassisted but not intentionally. Our mw was attending another birth too far away to make it. Everything turned our perfectly but I still have "what if" thoughts occasionally and am terribly thankful everything was ok.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
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Update: I have done more research and decided to do it at Mercy since they have a water birthing tub there.

Will start a new thread about birth plans in hospitals.
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