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June 27th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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I just wanted to share. I mentioned to my midwife that if we ended up at the close (emergency) hospital, it would most likely only be for a C/S, and she told me I might be surprised. Sometimes they transfer for something that for a homebirth midwife is emergent - like a fetal heartrate in the 60s-70s and not recovering between contractions and the hospital will be like, "We can just watch this for a little bit" and mom goes on to have a vaginal birth. Her saying that many of her emergency transfers (and she only has 1-2 a year) still end in a vaginal (and often natural) birth changed my perspective on my birth plan in case of transfer.

It's one of those things. Like getting around Murphy's Law - if you do the full on transfer birth plan, then you will probably never need it. At least that's my philosophy.
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