(Closed) Birth – where will you do it?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Birth - where did / will you do it?
    In a hospital with all the drugs they'll give me : (45 votes)
    55 %
    In a hospital with minimal drugs : (28 votes)
    34 %
    At a birthing center : (5 votes)
    6 %
    At home : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I watched that movie too, but it didn’t influence me. I have had a pretty tough pregnancy full of pain and migraines, if there’s anything I can do to make the birth easier I will. I’ll be in a hospital, with meds.

    Post # 5
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    59 posts
    Worker bee

    ABSOLUTELY a hospital. I’m terrified of the idea of giving birth, and though I know I’m years away from having my own babies, hearing other people’s stories has scared me to death!

    I’m sure it’s different for every person, but with my low pain tolerance and anxiety of the experience, I’m sure I’ll feel more comfortable with some meds!

    Post # 6
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The Business of Being Born was a great movie, and something to think about while I was pregnant.

    I still opted for the hospital, and I’m glad I did. I was much more at ease there and I had a fantastic experience. The entire staff was awesome and they didn’t rush me out at all (I stayed 3 extra days because they wanted to keep an eye on my stitches). It was very quiet and the birth itself was actually fun because the nurses were hysterical.I kept the birth pretty natural, but when my blood pressure began to skyrocket I got the epidural. No regrets there, it allowed me to sleep and get ready to push. No one told me to get one, and a c-section was never mentioned. All in all I was in labor for 34 hours and terrified. I was more than willing to let the doctors do their thing.

    I’m not having anymore kids, but think of water births and home births as something I’d be too scared to attempt on my first baby and no clue what to expect. If I was ever having another I might look into a birthing center, but only if I knew that they were properly equipped for any emergency should one arise.

    Post # 7
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    With Moose, we wanted to deliver at home, but there aren’t any medically certified midwives in our area. The one who had an infant CPR certification let it expire. Seriously? No! So I delivered Moose at a “Birthing Center” which was really a maternity ward connected to a hospital. They really didn’t believe in natural childbirth. This time, we’ll be in a hospital maternity ward with no meds.

    For those in the US, make sure, if you have a home delivery, that your midwife has medical certification which are up to date. A lot of “midwives” really aren’t midwives. Be careful.

    Post # 8
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Hospital with minimal drugs but I want those drugs available if I change my mind.

    Post # 9
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I have to have a c-section when we have a baby, so I don’t have any say about where and whether to have meds. But if I didn’t, I would still choose a hospital. The idea of having a baby at home scares me. Not sure about meds, though. Knowing me and my low pain tolerance, I’d probably get an epidural.

    Post # 10
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    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’d have a home birth if Darling Husband was comfortable with it. He’s pretty nervous about our first and wants me to be in a hospital. Thankfully the hospital in my town is awesome, so I’m comfortable there. If insurance covered it and I liked our hospital less, I’d have pushed for a birthing center. I probably will for our second if all goes well this time around.

    If baby and I are doing fine, then I really just want to be left alone to do what feels good and is helpful while I’m in labor. No IV, no drugs, etc…

    Post # 11
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    1228 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It never even occurred to me to not go to a hospital. That’s definitely where I want to give birth. I already know which one I am going to.

    As far as drugs, I am not sure. My sister in law had every intention of having drugs, but she missed her window and had to deliver without. She said it wasn’t too bad though, because it was so quick. If I could have a labor like that, that would be ideal. I am certainly not one though to promise I won’t have drugs.

    Post # 12
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Hospital with as many drugs as possible. I’m a wimp plus I’m unconvinced that there’s one method of birthing that’s “better” than any other – I think every birth should be looked at individually to see what’s going to be the best for that Momma and baby.

    I’m working on getting over my fear of needles – now they can draw blood without me flinching! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I plan to give birth in a hospital but I’d like to try to keep it as natural as possible (assuming me and the baby are both safe without interventions).  Once Darling Husband and I are TTC, I’d love to find a hospital around us that is really supportive of natural birth and different methods of laboring.

    A home birth and even a birthing center would worry me too much.  I want immeadiate access to the highest quality medicine available just in case something goes wrong for either me or baby.  It’s not worth the risk to be away from that for me.

    Post # 14
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @camrie: I totally agree. Each situation should be looked at individually. We’re going opposite paths, but I completely agree. And good for you on trying tog et over your needle fear. I had one, but I got over it pretty quick with all the tests they’ve done on me.

    Post # 15
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Definitely a hospital with as many drugs as necessary to make the process as pain free as possible.

    I watched The Business of Being Born, and it didn’t do anything for me.   Kudos to the women who want to birth at home – whatever works best for them! It is just not for me.  I am a giant wimp, and I hate pain.  LOL.

    Post # 16
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @TheFutureMcBride: See? Why can’t everyone be like that? 🙂 I feel like women are always forced to defend how they’re going to give birth, when it’s really a personal choice based on that woman’s life (the same is true for breastfeeding or working mom vs. SAHM).

    If the mother is comfortable with her decision that should be the end of it.

     

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