Homebirth or Hospital Birth?

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Homebirth or Hospital Birth?
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 5:07pm

Which one will you be having and why?

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:24am

I will be having a hospital birth.

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Registered: 05-20-2004
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 7:20pm
I'm all for both options. I see the pros and cons of both. It all depends on the situation. But for me I'm all about hospitals because I can get an epidural!!!! I'm really slow at dilating. I always end up having to have pitocin. But even then it still is slow. But every time I've had an epidural I dilate like crazy! I swear by epidurals. I never want to know what it feels to push a baby out with out one. It hurts enough with one.
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Registered: 10-21-2002
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:58am

I will be having my baby at a hospital affiliated birth center..Ive never had complicated delivery's but my pregnancys were all high risk and I'd rather be safe than sorry.I can get medical attention if I need it but its not forced..My last experience here was amazing..I was left alone while I wanted to be alone and only bothered when it was necessary(like I said I did have medical complications and they needed to check baby from time to time)..

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Registered: 04-28-2008
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:33am
$1000/mo?! That's ridiculous. The birth center sounds like a good deal though! I had different insurance with my first and paid more than that WITH insurance, though that was with an epi and a few nights in the hospital too. Medical costs and insurance in this country are just retarded.
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Registered: 12-19-2011
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 7:57am
wow you have great insurance. We currently have no insurance b/c it's way too expensive for us to afford. All that is offered is high premium, high deductible policies. we'd be paying over $1000/mo in premium and then we'd have to get to $10,000 out of pocket before insurance picks anything up. So we just pay cash for everything. I'll be using a birthing center where they charge $3200 for everything. Way better than insurance where we'd have to pay for this PG 100% out of pocket.

Rachel

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Registered: 04-28-2008
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 11:04pm
After going natural with my second and laboring at home until an hour before she was born, I would loveloveLOVE to have a homebirth. But our insurance is maybe TOO awesome in that my prenatal care and hospital birth are 100% covered with not a penny out of pocket for me. Maryland is also making it very difficult for midwives to deliver babies at home too for some reason, so I'm not sure I'd be able to deliver at home even if I decided to.
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Registered: 07-27-2007
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 3:00am
hmmm, good point, I wonder if the pit wasn't enough because you had already been on it. Glad the cytotec worked for you, it has very mixed reviews and I'll never be allowed to (or want to) use it since I've had a c-section... but I'm so glad that it worked to stop your hemorrhage!
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Registered: 09-01-2008
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:04pm

I didn't mean to scare people - that's just my birth experience. I was on pitocin when the hemorrhage happened. The doctor gave me a different med (cytotec) to contract my uterus. I'm not sure if the pitocin wasn't working because I had been on it for so long, or if I needed something to work faster, or what. He kept me on both cytotec and pitocin for 2 days, and sent me home with cytotec to take for several more days.

Jennifer

Siggy 05-24-10


Thank you Tan
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Registered: 07-27-2007
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 12:59pm
how scary! I'm glad everything turned out ok! hemorage can be very scary and I'm not at all saying that your reasons for having a hospital birth are wrong but incase you ever want to consider it in the future most midwives who do home births bring pitocin along (it helps to continue the clamping that the uterus does in labor) to help women that might hemorhage after delivering.
I am glad you had such a supportive team in your labor!
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Registered: 09-01-2008
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 10:24pm

Like others, I feel this is completely up to the individual. In my case, I will birth in a hospital. With my previous pregnancy, I was induced the week of my due date because I was about to develop pre-e. My blood pressure had risen a full 20+ points on top and 10 on bottom for the last two weeks. A urinalysis found protein, so I was a smoking bomb. I was induced and labored for 22 hours. My

Siggy 05-24-10


Thank you Tan

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