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Old 08-08-2013, 06:16 PM
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LOL I had a hospital birth (actually, it turned into a csection with an OB) but I could have had anything except an epidural under the care of the midwives. If I wanted an epidural, care would have transferred to an OB as well.

I went into the labor telling my husband I wanted anything they could give me and it turned out I didn't need any of it.

But then, the OBs around here leave a lot to be desired so it made my decision easy! That, and I liked that I could text or call my midwives 24 hours a day if I needed them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:08 PM
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I has a midwife birth in a hospital with both IV pain meds and an epidural! A CNM has the ability to prescribe meds.

I would think that unless you've got a condition like asthma or something, Peru should be ok? I'm not sure.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:25 AM
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I has a midwife birth in a hospital with both IV pain meds and an epidural! A CNM has the ability to prescribe meds.

I would think that unless you've got a condition like asthma or something, Peru should be ok? I'm not sure.
I really wish we had more CNM's here. There's only one that I know of in Colorado Springs that does hospital births and she was completely booked by the time I found out about her.

Matt watched The Business of Being Born before I even got pregnant and was all "I think we should consider a home birth and blah blah". And we did, but in the end though we were both much more comfortable with a doctor/hospital setting.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:45 AM
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I guess I was really lucky to deliver at a hospital that had a very natural approach to childbirth. All births, OB or midwife, got immediate skin to skin and delayed cord clamping. Moms were strongly encouraged to labor at home as long as possible. I didn't feel pressured at all to recieve medical intervention, but it was good to know help was there should anything go wrong.

Karen is also near a very major city, so I'm sure her options for medical care are varied.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:46 AM
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The math on these random questions is getting to high for my little brain


I think I see so many things go wrong when people are in the hospitals and all the code pinks and worse that I would never consider a home birth.


And we were trying and I was still overwhelmed when I got that positive


turns out I am going to need a sitter from may till october of next year. not to thrilled about that but I am sure we will find someone.


And I am so torn as we do not need a puppy now and the husband wants to go to the AKC show here this weekend that is mostly corgis and always has puppies available there. Actually texted me and asked if I wanted to go look for one
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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I sometimes wonder what would have happened had I had a home birth. I assume that, just as they called in the OB to assess me at the hospital, the midwives would have called it quits and called an ambulance to take me to the hospital to be assessed.

But, even though I know it was a freak situation, it was enough to make me say no to a future home birth.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:14 PM
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There is a practice around here called "Physicians and Midwives", so I made an appointment there for the end of August. This way I can talk with a midwife, decide if it's anything I'm interested in, and if it's not I can switch over to an OB easily enough. They have 10 OBs and 11 midwives on staff, so it's reassuring that if I don't get along with someone I have plenty of other options.

Side note though: Reading the bios of the midwives, omg half of them are younger than me. I can't believe that people 24 years old (graduated undergrad in 2011, masters in midwifery in 2012) are delivering babies!!!! Ahhh I'm getting old

Zach was having fun last night telling me all the things I cannot do for the next 8 months. He was quite worried that the vitamins I've been taking haven't been prenatals, and made me promise I'd go to cvs today to pick up the right kind. I hope they come in gummy form. I like gummies.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:36 PM
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The thing you have to remember is in hospitals, many of the "codes" are actually caused by the procedures there. Laboring on your back, getting an epidural, inductions, on and on and on...these things while yes, CAN help also can cause problems. Or they are things that are natural parts of labor that hospitals treat like problems. Breech babies for example, and experienced midwife has no issue delivering most breech babies vaginally...the same is not said for most OBs

Everyone has to do what they are comfortable with but homebirth IS a very safe choice for many many women.

(And this comes from someone who had 2 c-sections )

Please, I am NOT saying homebirth is the only right choice or that everyone has to do it by any means. When something seems to go wrong it can be very scary to think OMG what if I was at home....well, depending on the issues many couldve been handled at home as well or with a simple transfer.

There are sometimes when yes, deciding to have a baby at home does not end well because you are not at a hospital but on the flip side, sometimes the problems comes from being in the hopsital in the first place. There is no way of knowing which one may happen so the best you can do is research, research, research, surround yourself with advocates you trust, and follow your instinct.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:56 PM
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I work in the hospital and codes result in injured or dead babies. They get stuck or are not breathing. In my cousins case she was all natural. Just no way you can convince me. See lifebanc on the ob floor is horribly sad. Of course there are codes that are canceled thirty seconds later but laboring is dangerous. Look at death rates when people stayed home years ago. My grandma was telling me awful story's.

Most at our practice are mws. They really push natural and breast feeding on the floor.
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I know codes can end up with dead babies...my point was, MANY studies have shown than often the reason for the distress or problem in the first place is CAUSED by all the interventions hospitals often do.

Here is the US it is appalling the way labor and delivery is generally treated in the hopsital. We have some of the worst rates. It is a very real issue.

Again, not saying ALL hospitals are like this or that all Drs are etc. But it is definitely the norm.

A good read from just last year

http://www.parenting.com/blogs/natur...udy-might-chan

And again, I had two hospital births (though one was supposed to be a homebirth). I am not arguing that no one should use them or they are some horrible awful thing....but that there are very real and problematic issues, especially in the US, with the way the handle labor and delivery.
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