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June 28th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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I've been seriously considering home birth with my next pregnancy. (We're TTC right now) The only thing that holds me back is this..... the closest hospital is more than 30 minutes in either direction. The closest hospital with a L&D unit is over an hour away though. If something goes wrong, it's going to take at least 45 minutes to drive there(L&D unit), and that's with lights and sirens going, and doing about 90mph.

Now, I've delivered twice before. Both times they had to break my water, and they ended up giving me pitocin (sp?) to regulate my contractions. Other than that, there were no problems. Do you think home birth is even an option for me? Is it a chance I should take, or do you think that with the hospital being so far away I should just have a hospital delivery?

I'd like everyone's opinions. I really want to know what you would do if you were in my shoes. If you have any other questions that you need answers to before you decide, just ask. TIA.

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