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Old 06-04-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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After two hospital births, and a water birth at a free standing birth center we're excited to be planning our very first UC! What are your plans?

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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What's UC? I've had 3 hospital births. My first two I had epis with. Got them at transition. Both were delivered by CNMs. My last was natural and came so fast the nurse caught him. Thank God for that natural delivery. After that and a few other things, my views on birth and hospitals have changed drastically. We are hoping insurance covers the free standing birth center which is an hour away from us. If not, its back to the hospital I go but with VERY specific instructions for what I want. However, I DO NOT want to go to the hospital. Our dream would be a homebirth but we are 40 min away from the nearest hospital and a windy back country road so the birth center feels a bit safer to us. Luckily I have births fast and with a long drive no matter where we end up, we won't be there long. If I HAVE to be at the hospital, I'm planning on signing myself out after the manditory 12 ish hours. Literally praying for the birth center as that's already a compromise from my dream of a home birth.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
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What's UC?
UC is Unassisted Childbirth, birthing without a paid birth attendant.
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ok, that's what I thought. Good luck!!!
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I do not know what to do! DD was 7lbs 11 oz and was a very horrible induction at 41 1/2 weeks. DS was 11lbs 1 oz and was also an induction at 42 weeks but ended in a c section. I do not know what to do this time. I know for sure I am not going to be induced. But I do not know if I will have a c section or wait until I go into labor naturally and have as natural of a hospital birth as possible.
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homebirth just like my first. I'm hoping DH with catch this baby but hes to afraid he will drop her.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
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I hope to have a water birth at a birth center. But I have no idea what our insurance is going to be so I don't really know yet.
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I delivered at my local hospital with the CNM's. I had a doula as well. I will be doing the exact same thing. But undecided on the doula for the second go around. But I'm the type of person who feels better connecting with a woman during labor. DH was great, don't get me wrong, but I think he was a little "deer in headlights" and I need someone who can be unobjective.

Our hospital is a great promoter of natural birth complete with private suite with a jacuzzi and listening to what the patient wants. I wanted a homebirth with DD but DH wasn't comfortable with that idea. And given my complication after delivery last time, he won't ever allow that. <insert eye rolls here>
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I am going to have a home, water birth. I ended up in hospital last time due to exhaustion (made the decision to transfer so I could rest) but I loved being at home, in my pool.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=Nickel+2;13079024]I hope to have a water birth at a birth center. [QUOTE]

That's what we are doing! After my four were all in the hospital I'm so excited to be at a birth center this time and especially in the water.
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