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January 7th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Yes and no in my area. Birth centers are illegal in my state so you are limited to hospital or home. There are very few home birth midwives in my area as most of the midwives are associated with a hospital. I would say the hospitals around here usually are open to birth plans but don't follow them. C sections are very very common in my local hospitals and the doctors around here are notorious for scaring pregnant women into epidurals and csections. I've had multiple family members end up being induced prior to 40 weeks for no legitimate medical reason and end up with a c section because they weren't dilating quick enough. I'm so happy to have the support and resources to be able to at least plan for a home birth.
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