Hospital to Birth Center????
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|Mon, 02-11-2013 - 1:00pm|
So I was wondering if anyone has experiences they can share with the Birth Center option to deliver. I am seriously thinking about making the switch and I have an appt today at 2:30 with the Birth Center. My first child (now 9yrs old) was delivered at the hospital. I read all on the epidural and really wanted to try to go natural...but the minute I walked in I was asked if I was ready for my epidural. When I told them I wanted to try to go without anything they said ok and that they would be there and ready when I was...so when I started crying because of the pain, I just said ok to it and I felt like such a huge let down. ( My baby was 9lbs. and 7oz, and I felt a lot of pain any way even the stitches from the episiotom!) My second child also delivered at the same hospital, (now 5yrs old) I decided I wouldn't read up on anything and just said yes on the epidural. They must have put a lot because I didn't feel anything just completely numb. However she was only 8lbs 3.7oz.
Fast forward to my 35 week visit: My doctor said I could book now to get induced at 39 weeks. After a lot of thinking and researching I wanted to try a birth center. I would love something for my nerves and pain just not an epidural. When I asked at my 36 week visit on the different pain meds that could be used I was looked at like I was from another world and like it was the most bizarre question. So ladies any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! I guess I better hurry at 36 weeks!!! Luckily my insurance was fine with the switch.