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June 6th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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What is everyone hoping for? Or planning on? Will you be seeing a midwife or a doctor? Will you be planning on a hospital birth, birth center birth or a home birth? All natural delivery? Repeat c/s? Planning on the epidural? Does anyone have any plans already?

I just scheduled my first visit with the midwife for a birth center birth! I am excited but pretty nervous because it's totally new to me. I've had 4 hospital births and my last one was sort of complicated but I'm hoping for a much better pregnancy this time around. I did the last one natural- well no pain meds/epidural but I did have to be induced with pitocin due to my daughter failing her bpp's and nst's.
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June 6th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Well in the UK most woman are looked after by midwives in their gp surgeries. If you want a home birth then you are referred to a local midwife team that work in the community. I'm going to have to have a c-section this time. I've had one induction that led to an emergency c-section. 2 vbacs with an dpo. And a planned c-section with my last son. So this time I will be looked after by midwives until the day I go into the hospital for my c-section then I will meet the anaesthesia and the surgeon. All ultrasounds and blood tests are done at the hospital.
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June 6th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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I just had my son in Nov via c section and where I go, there needs to be 18 months between births to try a vbac. It will be only like 13 months between births, so I'll be having a repeat c section. I'm trying to be ok with this, I would like yo try a vbac but oh well. I will see a Dr, I loved my dr's, they were supportive of my desire to try all natural, didn't push a c section, and let me make all the decisions.
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June 6th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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I am going to have another hospital birth. My Dr. is amazing and so blessed to have her. I have been seeing her over 15 years and she is like a friend more than a doctor. I had an amazing first delivery and very scared this time that maybe I will not be so lucky!
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June 6th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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I'm not planning on anything. I have hoping to try for a vbac, but with what I went through with my first and the reason I need the csection with her, my hopes aren't high.
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June 6th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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I'm so torn and confused on all this right now. I had a hospital birth w/ an OB and epidural with my son. It was a SUPER easy labor (like 6 hours) and I only pushed for like half an hour. But then I had complications with the epidural for a week or so afterwards. So I'm not having an epidural. And I'm thinking since I refuse to have an epidural that maybe I should see a midwife and go to a birthing center where I can be more comfortable while I labor. I'm really afraid of being in so much pain in the hospital and hooked to a bed and not able to move or eat or drink. So I'm leaning towards a birth center. I'm going to take a tour in the next couple weeks and see how it goes.....
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June 6th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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HOME! After having my 8th child at home I can't imagine ever giving birth any where else.
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June 6th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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My ideal birth would be with a midwife in a birth center. Well the birth center is out because they are apparently illegal (not sure how true that is) in NJ. All I know they are literally non existent in this state. I looked into a midwife group since I want to VBAC but along my research I found what is to be an AMAZING doctor who supports VBAC 100%. Her reviews compared to the midwife group were by far more amazing. Can't wait to meet her to find out myself!!

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I'm not planning on anything. I have hoping to try for a vbac, but with what I went through with my first and the reason I need the csection with her, my hopes aren't high.
Have you looked to see if you had any local i-can groups and/or a doula for support. Those two can help and support you for a vbac.
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June 6th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Hospital. With a doctor.
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June 6th, 2013, 11:29 PM
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At home with a very experienced midwife
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June 7th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Hoping for a homebirth with a midwife, but waiting until much further out to even thi k about it all. I won't even be making my first appointment for another month and a half.
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