Momma Porter Due January 1; 1 child; Arizona 6 posts12th Nov '12
I guess mine wasn't as short as I thought itd be, sorry. lol
Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts12th Nov '12
Quoting Toni B:" I'm not yet pregnant, but I feel the need to figure everything out ahead of time so I don't have to think ... [snip!] ... I literally have a birth plan and pregnancy plan for things that I will not be consenting to during prenatal care. TIA!"
Also you don't clean up any mess, the midwife does that. And buying a kit is only like $40 and I got a kiddy pool to birth in for $20 and my kids used it as a pool in the summer.
12th Nov '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" even the most prepared home birth midwife is NOT going to have all the emergency equipment she might ... [snip!] ... labor and start working against me. SO, if your up to the most horrible pain you'll ever experience, knock yourself out! "I've been to two home births already and I was amazed at all of the equipment they had to bring. They were very well equipped with every bit of emergency medical equipment they could possibly need to get mom and baby safely to the hospital. At least in Washington, our midwives are very well trained and extremely prepared for any situation. And the pain does not scare me. I've delivered two babies... My last birth was completely unmedicated and I planned it that way. It was amazing and I can't wait to do it again. Epidurals do not work for me. I am highly allergic to several pain medications. So, it's great that they work for you.
12th Nov '12
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" I LOVED my homebirth!! Basically they are the same, except being attached to the hospital. My story is on my page, under Reid."That's so awesome! I will go read your story!! I LOVE birth stories. :)
12th Nov '12
Quoting Momma Porter:" I guess mine wasn't as short as I thought itd be, sorry. lol"No worries! lol I am well aware of all the things that could go wrong. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's friends. That is very devastating. However, I've also looked at the statistics and the likelihood that these things would happen are very rare. HOWEVER... that doesn't mean I'm not considering the fact that I live so far from a hospital just in case one of these rare events took place. Even though my midwife would have everything she would need to get us to a hospital, I understand that sometimes even with everything you'd need to transport, distance can pose a threat in a life or death situation. SO, I think I am leaning towards a birth center simply because if anything did go wrong, which is extremely unlikely, I would at least be really close to a hospital for quick support.
12th Nov '12
Thanks ladies for your input! I really appreciate it! I think we are leaning more towards a freestanding birth center just because of the distance from the nearest hospital. I have faith that I will have another beautiful smooth delivery in the future, and I wholeheartedly believe that if anything happens, it's because God has a reason for it. I'm not in the mood for a debate, so negative comments may be kept to yourselves. Regardless of what anyone thinks, I will not be delivering in a hospital again. I have done extensive research, and I have complete faith in my body's ability to birth another baby naturally... It has done so twice before (once medicated) and I have two beautiful children to show for it. But just know this, it doesn't mean I will not be considering which is safest for my baby and me considering where I live and access to emergency medical support. Thus my current decision on the subject. I wish all of you ladies the best in any future pregnancies or deliveries. :) God bless!