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December 3rd, 2011, 08:04 PM
Mom.to.PinknBlue's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Ladies please be respectful of everyone's responses and please don't turn this into a debate!

I know we are all still pretty early but has anyone (other then me) started thinking about their birth plan? What are you leaning towards? How come? Have you researched your decision?

Amelia: Wife to Ryan, Mama to Harleigh, with a boy on the way
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December 3rd, 2011, 08:24 PM
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Well, I am going to have a repeat C-section. My first 2 were vaginal births, with epidural ( I am not superwoman and have no tolerance for pain...LOL) After pushing for 3 hours for both births they would not come out, so with my first they used forceps....Awful...His face was blue for 3 days after. My daughter after 3 hours they used the vaccum and all was good.
My third I hd placenta previa and needed to have a c-section, so this time I opted not to attempt a VBAC...To scared of my uterus rupturing.
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December 3rd, 2011, 09:04 PM
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I am hoping mine doesn't come too soon and that's as far as I have gotten! My last birth experience was horrible and I'd rather not think the worse is going to happen again. I know I am going to do everything in my power to keep this one in as long as possible

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December 4th, 2011, 12:11 AM
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I'm hoping for a VBA2C completely natural, maybe even a home birth in water.

♥ Isla Rae Due August 28th

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December 4th, 2011, 03:51 AM
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my other 3 were natural. i have had short labors. my longests was 5 1/2 hours with my oldest and a little over an hour with my youngest. I am hoping that this one follows suit and is a short labor and i am able to have a natural birth again. with that being said, if labor this with this one turns out to be longer or harder than my previous ones, i am not above asking for the epidural.
My children-Sarah 10/21/08, Miracle 10/18/06, Roland 10/21/95 and 5 angel babies 8/26/05, baby boy 6/3/07, 10/31/09, 2/3/11 and 12/12/11

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December 4th, 2011, 04:31 AM
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I have been thinking about it. Idk where this baby will be born. I'm torn. This will be our last baby. I would really like to go to the birth center, but don't want to burn bridges with my obgyn. I know my Ob is a lot like my last one from what I've heard. I would really like a water birth and freedom to labor my way. I just don't see that happening in the hospital. However with my losses the birth center doesn't have ultrasound technology. And that worries me. Plus, a few things from dds birh have me leaning towards hospital. I just don't know....I would like an all natural no drugs birth with no stupid nurses hovering over me telling me how I can or can't labor. (I so baddy just wanted to like squat in the toilet bc of my back labor. The nurse refused to let me labor any way but my back and things were already going downhill and almost lost dd)
Mommy to H (6) and E (brand new)
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December 4th, 2011, 04:48 AM
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I'll be trying for a water birth at the hospital. I have had two inductions due to pre-eclampsia, and had epidurals with those. One was great. One was not so great. With my last one, I was hoping for a water birth. But with my history of pre-eclampsia, and one elivated BP reading, the OB backing my midwife would not give approval. Thankfully my Midwife has found a better OB to back her up and I know I will have my best shot at a water birth this time around. I'm really looking forward to it! I know I wanted to climb in the tub so bad last time right when my water broke.

So far, I have had average to fast labors. I'm hoping this one is similar.
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December 4th, 2011, 05:42 AM
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I saw your post on FB about hypnobabies (and Bradley).. jumped out at me, because I'm considering one of the above and trying to research both right now. So yes, I've thought about my birth. I've actually thought about it long before I was pregnant... a few years ago, when I attended my best friends home/water birth.

I'm having a homebirth I completely love the midwife I chose (along with her assistant) and I'm actually super excited about the whole thing.
♥ “In our arms for a little while, in our hearts forever.” - Gabriel Reid (born still @ 20 weeks, January '13) ♥
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December 4th, 2011, 05:59 AM
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Another C section for me. I'm just hoping that the Dr I find will be open to at least helping it be the best experience possible. I like to bring in a mirror, walk to the OR and ease insert the catheter after I'm numb. Seems like small demands but some hospitals are so malpractice minded that they almost take you out of the process entirely. My last birth was the best experience in that regard. Hoping for something similar.

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December 4th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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Im not entirely sure yet, I have thought about it somewhat, however, we may be moving 1400 miles and I just might have to change Midwives etc. What I do know, is I want it to be natural. I had an epidural once before, but I couldn't feel myself pushing. So i probably won't opt for that again.
Melissa, Wife to Kenneth and Mommy to Courtney, Mikayla and Caelyn, and our BOY Kenny!
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December 4th, 2011, 06:38 AM
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I have a little. I HOPE to not do the dang epidural again. It didn't work with Oliver and it HURTS to put it in. Plus it hurts for quite a while afterwards sometimes months. (Sometimes it doens't hurt at all like with DD#1 and works great!) Laboring in a tub would be awesome, but I don't mind being restricted to bed (I don't think I want to be walking around in labor) I find refuge in bed when I'm sick and when I have migraines, so for ME it only seems natural for when I'm not feeling well and am in a lot of pain to be where I feel comfortable.

Mostly though, I just want to make it to the hospital before the baby comes and I hope NOT to hemmorhage or bleed excessively.
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December 4th, 2011, 06:46 AM
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I'm totally ok with getting an epidural again Healthy baby and minimal pain is all I ask for lol

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December 4th, 2011, 06:49 AM
forest's Avatar Cara, Mom to two girls
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I had an epidural with my first and NCB with my second. My plan is to go natural again. My hospital is great about letting you do whatever you want and their new birth center should be open before July. Last time I barely made it to the hospital so this time I may head over a little sooner, lol.

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December 4th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I am really torn as well. With my first, I did everything humanly possible for a natural birth. I had an awesome midwife, I was in fantastic shape, I had every postion available to me (very natural friendly hospital with whirlpools, balls, stools....everything). I labored for 14 hours after water broek, pushed hard for 4 of those. It was excruciating. Emmett was stuck multiple times. They finally had to administer pitocin after he stopped progressing. My midwife called for multiple obs to consult. They all said had I been anywhere else, I would have been c sectioned hours before. I had been at a 10 for a while when we finally decided to do an epidural as prep for c section. But they agreed to old off for a bit. Emmett finally worked his way down. The damage to my body was bad though...multiple prolapses. So this time around, I am just really worried to do it again. Everyone said the memory if pain would fade but it didnt at all! In retrospect, I think a c section might have been best for me and I certainly would have healed faster (took me 6 months). So perhaps I have swung from all natural to not take heroic measures to avoid c section now, haha.
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December 4th, 2011, 07:32 AM
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I was induced with my son since there was growth restriction in the womb and I would like for labor to progress naturally this time, no induction. I will be in the hospital and I will probably have the epidural.

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December 4th, 2011, 08:47 AM
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I am planning for another homebirth.
dd1 was a no intervention, birth center with a midwife who I still see for my regular gyn care.
dd2 was a hombirth and we had a wonderful experience.
dc3 we are hoping for another great experience.

I do tend to have a small bleed when the placenta detaches so I am hoping that again it will be managable and a minor thing.
Casey dw to Jason and mama to Anabella, Elsie and newbie 7/26/12

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December 4th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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my only thing again is DO NOT TEAR! or else ill have to go for surgery as im Deathly allergic to the numbing stuff for stitches and such ( boo urns) id like to go all natural again and just hope i dont have that long of back labor again ( i dont think my SO thumb can handle it again)
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December 4th, 2011, 10:24 AM
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We were going to do a home birth but I think we may use the birthing center... I plan on a natural birth with my midwife... My last birth was great... Hoping for a water birth...
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December 4th, 2011, 10:26 AM
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I would like to have a natural birth at the hospital. With my first, I had an epidural, with my second, I tried to get an epi, but he was ready to come out when I got there and it was just too late for it to work. This time I plan to avoid the epi if possible. My only must is to get to the hospital early. Last time, I barely made it, and my son had so many complications at birth. He had down syndrome, congenital heart defects, and pulmonary hypertension, and these required immediate interventions. Just want to deliver a healthy baby with medical professionals close by and I'll be happy.
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December 4th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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My goal is always a 100% natual childbirth. Only once has that happened. Last baby was a c section. I am pretty sure this one will be too. I am less than two years in between, end up with complications, and because this is my 5th baby they says it's not a great scenario for a vaginal birth :/
Bobbie mom to : Jeremy (23) Amanda (20) Matthew ( 6) and Daniel (4).... RYAN DAVID 1/4/14 8lbs 10oz 20 3/4 inches!!! My miracle happened!
step-mom to: Stephany (24) and Krista (21)
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On 1/31/12 at exactly 16 weeks pregnant Noah came too soon.
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