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Old 06-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #21
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I am hoping for a natural birth at a hospital. I'm already high risk,so thats the best I can hope for at this point. I wish I could do a home birth.

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My first was a homebirth with a hospital transfer after birth for complications with both me and the baby (I tore across an artery and lost a lot of blood, and he had shoulder dystocia and did not breathe for a while after he was born). I really would like another homebirth, but I need to discuss it with my midwives and see what the likelihood of these things recurring are. I'm a little nervous thinking about it right now, which is definitely not how I want to go into the birth.
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My first was a homebirth with a hospital transfer after birth for complications with both me and the baby (I tore across an artery and lost a lot of blood, and he had shoulder dystocia and did not breathe for a while after he was born). I really would like another homebirth, but I need to discuss it with my midwives and see what the likelihood of these things recurring are. I'm a little nervous thinking about it right now, which is definitely not how I want to go into the birth.

Oh man that sounds so scary.

on a side note - I wished we lived closer, our kids are SO close in age, plus now we're just due one day apart.
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My first was a homebirth with a hospital transfer after birth for complications with both me and the baby (I tore across an artery and lost a lot of blood, and he had shoulder dystocia and did not breathe for a while after he was born). I really would like another homebirth, but I need to discuss it with my midwives and see what the likelihood of these things recurring are. I'm a little nervous thinking about it right now, which is definitely not how I want to go into the birth.
I'd be terrified too. My cousin's wife had a really bad third degree tear (not across an artery though) with her first. Her second was almost an unassisted home birth (midwife showed up in time to catch him. He came over 2 weeks early and was smaller than her first so her tearing was manageable. So maybe there's hope.

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I'd be terrified too. My cousin's wife had a really bad third degree tear (not across an artery though) with her first. Her second was almost an unassisted home birth (midwife showed up in time to catch him. He came over 2 weeks early and was smaller than her first so her tearing was manageable. So maybe there's hope.

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He was 9lbs 3oz. Big, but not huge. My midwives said it was just a fluke that I tore right across an artery (actually several).
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Wow!! I wish I had all these options!! Both times I delivered waaay too early. First was 8 weeks complete with seizures, surgery and blood transfusions due to eclampsia and toxemia. Thankfully after a 2 week Icu stay I got to got home. With DS I was induced at 35 weeks due to severe pre eclampsia. I had to be on magnesium and that stunk. DS spent a week in the NICU due to his lungs being underdeveloped. Thankfully I had amazing Drs and wonderful care for the both of us! This time around I am hoping for a full 40 weeks!! (please God!!!) :fx: but I don't think I will feel comfortable anywhere else but a hospital with a NICU jic! I'd my body does well this time I would like to try it without an epidural and no interventions but I gotta be able to handle contractions without a BP spike this time!!!

We are military so I don't think the insurance covers any Ouse facility but we do have access to Doulas and each suite has a jacuzzi tub and shower. Here's to hoping!!!!!!
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Have you ever heard of the Brewer's Diet? You might want to look into that as a possible way to avoid Pre-E =)

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Wow!! I wish I had all these options!! Both times I delivered waaay too early. First was 8 weeks complete with seizures, surgery and blood transfusions due to eclampsia and toxemia. Thankfully after a 2 week Icu stay I got to got home. With DS I was induced at 35 weeks due to severe pre eclampsia. I had to be on magnesium and that stunk. DS spent a week in the NICU due to his lungs being underdeveloped. Thankfully I had amazing Drs and wonderful care for the both of us! This time around I am hoping for a full 40 weeks!! (please God!!!) :fx: but I don't think I will feel comfortable anywhere else but a hospital with a NICU jic! I'd my body does well this time I would like to try it without an epidural and no interventions but I gotta be able to handle contractions without a BP spike this time!!!

We are military so I don't think the insurance covers any Ouse facility but we do have access to Doulas and each suite has a jacuzzi tub and shower. Here's to hoping!!!!!!
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we'll be going back to our wonderful free-standing birth-center. we're so lucky - it's the only one in our state, and just 30 minutes away. we has a great experience there with DD. I strongly considered a home birth, but the medical facilities in my town are sub-par, and if anything went wrong, I would NOT want to be there. The birth center is two minutes from UNC-Chapel Hill, one of the best hospitals in the state, and the midwives have practice rights there... Though we're certainly hoping for a complication- and intervention-free birth like we had with DD!
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Have you ever heard of the Brewer's Diet? You might want to look into that as a possible way to avoid Pre-E =)
No! I will have to look into this!!!!! Thank you!!
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Hospital with pain meds!!!

I had my last baby all natural, and I don't think I want to do that again! I don't do well with pain, and I felt like I didn't enjoy my labor at all because I was so consumed by the pain! The staff was supportive of going natural, but at the end, I just got so mean, I think I burnt them out.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my OB. Although he's the Chief of OB/GYN, he's very supportive and very natural in pregnancy! However, I get who ever's on call when I go into labor!

My friend is a L&D nurse who will attend my birth to make sure no nurses try to "scare" me into something I don't want!
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