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  #1  
December 3rd, 2012, 01:32 PM
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What kind of birth would you like? Hospital? Home? Birth center? What experiences have you had birthing in the past?
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December 3rd, 2012, 03:44 PM
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A home water birth is what I am hoping for next time. Last time I wanted a natural hospital birth and ended up with too many unneeded interventions.
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December 3rd, 2012, 04:56 PM
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I would love a home water birth, but unfortunately with the complications of my soon-to-be pregnancy, I will be delivering in at Duke.
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December 3rd, 2012, 08:34 PM
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I'll be using the birthing center in my city. It's about 15 min. from my house and about 20 min from the hospital so everything should be covered barring any complications!
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December 4th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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hospital, I'd like to have a VBAC . hopefully it works out, last time I had to have a csection because her heart rate dropped with every contraction and they didn't think she'd be able to make it vaginally. I had a broken elbow (slipped and fell on ice at 38 weeks) and I could only lay on one side to try and get her heart rate up and it made my epidural wear off on my left side.. I could feel the contractions and I had god awful back labor, I was not calm or happy.. when they tried to numb me for my csection, it just wouldn't work.. I had to be put to sleep DH couldn't be in there because I was asleep.. she was born at 2:20pm and I didn't get to meet her until 6:30.. I would rather not have that experience again.
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December 4th, 2012, 07:57 AM
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I would also like a hospital assisted VBAC.

With my son I had to be induced at 42 weeks. I had all back labor, the epidural failed twice and I pushed for about 2 hours when they finally told me he was stuck and I'd need a c-section. It was super exhausting and not really my idea of a nice birth.
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December 4th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Hospital...and hopefully natural next time round!

My previous birth was in hospital. I really wanted to go natural, but my labor went so fast that I was sure I couldn't make it to 10cm feeling as awful as I felt (little did I know that I was progressing VERY fast, that's why I felt so bad).

Having experience now, I think I will be more able to achieve a birth without drugs.

Otherwise though, my birth was wonderful. I really wouldn't change a whole lot about it!
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December 4th, 2012, 12:35 PM
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With my first I had a hospital birth, went natural until the end and got the epidural due to back labor that I was unable to manage. With my second, I had a home birth (planned) and a water birth (unplanned!). For the next one I will definitely be trying for a home water birth again!!
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December 4th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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With both of my boys I had them in a hospital and they were both wonderful experiences. I wouldnt change 1 thing about my decison I would opt for a hospital birth when we have our 3rd baby!
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December 5th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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My first was an emergency c-section and my second was a planned one. So obviously hospital for me I was very happy with my planned c-section experience and would do that again.
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December 5th, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Un medicated hospital birth. That is what I had with my first who was born sleeping at 38 weeks. I would honestly be way to scared not to give birth in a hospital now after my loss. I went to ER due to lack of fetal movement and discovered he had passed away. I was induced and delivered without pain meds.
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