View Poll Results: What kind of birth did you have?
Home birth with midwife 31 13.90%
Unnassisted home birth 6 2.69%
Natural birth (no pain medication) at a hospital 87 39.01%
Had an epidural or other pain medication at the hospital 89 39.91%
Had baby in an unexpected place...explain 1 0.45%
Emergency C-section 38 17.04%
Planned C-section 16 7.17%
Other...please explain 27 12.11%
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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POLL: What kind of birth/births did you have?

I'm curious in this community what type of birth/births you've had.

DH and I went to Bradley Method Classes and had a natural, unmedicated birth with both boys. They were both born in a hospital, though I would have LOVED to have a homebirth. DH didn't feel comfortable with that and still doesn't with number 3.

Did your birth go differently than you had planned? (an emergency C-section, had baby in the car, planned to use pain medication, but didn't, etc.)

Do you wish you would have done things differently in any situation? Why?

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for both of mine- we were at hospital. i had epidurals and poticin and then afterwards had the strong tylenol.. both were vaginal deliveries- dd was 45 minutes and ds was 5 minutes of pushing.
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:54 PM   #3
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I was very lucky, with Emily there were no complications. My water broke at 1AM, contractions started at 2:30AM, went to the hospital at 7AM and she was born after 10 minutes of pushing at 12:10PM. I didn't have to have any drugs at all, which was what I wanted.

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I had Callie at a freestanding birth center - the Birth Center at Bryn Mawr. It was amazing and I always felt safe knowing that if the worst of the worst started to happen, I was across the street from a hospital! I'm a BIG FAN of birth centers!!
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Midwife assisted with my first two, UC with my third, going UC with the upcoming baby too. I love birthing at home.
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Re: POLL: What kind of birth/births did you have?

my 1st was an emergency c-section at 31 wks, my 2nd was a repeat c-section b/c my Dr was a butt and changed his mind on a VBAC, my 3rd was a homebirth w/ a midwife.
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Re: POLL: What kind of birth/births did you have?

I attempted to have an unmedicated, midwife assisted water birth at a free-standing birth center. However, after 56 hours of labor, I needed to transfer to the hospital for an emergency c-section.
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DS was a planned c-section (due to birth defect) that turned into emergency 6 weeks early after labor was stopped and his heart kept stopping.

DD was a planned 2nd c-section that turned emergency 3 weeks early when I started bleeding heavily and went into labor (they did an amnio and her lungs were mature and @ 37 weeks they didn't want to give me the drugs to stop labor)

If our dreams ever come true and we get a #3 we want a natural midwife assisted waterbirth at a freestanding birthing center (or maybe a homebirth since we about to buy our 1st house).
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Had unmedicated birth with DD with my midwife and doula in a midwifery center inside the hospital.

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First-hospital birth with pain meds.

Second-homebirth with midwife! Awesome experience.
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