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March 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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what made you decide a home birth vs. a birthing center?


I would love to do a home birth with my next baby. But I was just curious why you chose to do a home birth over a birthing center.
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March 7th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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The comfort of our home, the not having to get up and go anywhere, the fact that an out of hospital birth was the same regardless of at home or somewhere else... with the birthing center, Id have to go there, come back, go back the day after the birth, etc.

Home birth - she came to me for all of that

Lala...
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March 7th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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1. No birth centers here, but we had access to a midwife willing to travel to us to do a homebirth.

2. I liked the idea of just being in the quiet of our own home. No driving anywhere - just had to crawl into my own warm bed with my new baby when it was all over with.
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March 7th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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we haven't dont a homebirth yet, but what made me switch on over to the homebirth was that while a midwife would be present, it was MY home and my surroundings, and i was ultimatly in control, not having a center in control. MOST centers are just fantastic, and i have nothing on this world against them, and think they are just a great alternative to birth centers. But they still aren't home, and its not the same privacy or control. You come and go when you want (not much going!!) and essentially its more peaceful to me... you can birth in your living room, bedroom, kitchen..
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we haven't dont a homebirth yet, but what made me switch on over to the homebirth was that while a midwife would be present, it was MY home and my surroundings, and i was ultimatly in control, not having a center in control. MOST centers are just fantastic, and i have nothing on this world against them, and think they are just a great alternative to birth centers. But they still aren't home, and its not the same privacy or control. You come and go when you want (not much going!!) and essentially its more peaceful to me... you can birth in your living room, bedroom, kitchen..[/b]
Not on the kitchen table I hope!
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1. No birth centers here, but we had access to a midwife willing to travel to us to do a homebirth.

2. I liked the idea of just being in the quiet of our own home. No driving anywhere - just had to crawl into my own warm bed with my new baby when it was all over with.[/b]




There is a birth center 2 hours away but honestly the birth center option never even crossed my mind. I also agree with Lala that anything they can do in a birth center they can do in my home.
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March 8th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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I had Cameron in a freestanding birthing center. I lived in a state where a homebirth was not an option. We moved to another state where homebirth was definitely an option and it just made sense to me to progress to home since I'd be in my own germs and wouldn't have to go anywhere in labor. The equipment the midwife brought to my homebirth was no less than what there was at the birthing center.
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There is a freestanding birth center about 20 minutes from me, I've taught baby wearing there a few times and I get my prenatal massages there. It's beautiful, it has everything I could have at home, and even more really. (the VIEW is beautiful!)

But, it's not my home, it's not my husbands home, my baby's home. It would be like packing up and having my baby in someone else's bedroom. That seems really weird to me.
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I toured the birth center about 45 minutes from me, and other than the queen sized quilt-covered bed, the environment just still seemed as sterile as a hospital. Not homey. Not appealing. That helped me entertain homebirth more with my second child. Having had two home waterbirths, I cant imagine delivering anywhere else.
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thanks so much girls


Until recently I did not even know that birthing centers existed. I plan to do a home birth, but was just curious as to why you shose not to do a birthing center. I agree with all of you that it is just not your home. You don't have to pack anything, it is all right there. You get to stay in your bed with your baby.

Thanks again girls.
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