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Beyond Frustrated - Trying to locate Free-Standing Birthing Centers in my area

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April 6th, 2012, 05:16 PM
bettyearl's Avatar Beth, mom to 4 boys
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I KNOW they exist, so why the heck are they not on the internet?!?!?!?!?

I need to find somebody in Ogden UT and I know there are at least 2 of them! SO frustrated.

I really want to try a waterbirth this time.
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April 6th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Be warned. Many birthing centers will let you labor in the water but NOT deliver in the pools. My two birthing center births were like that. (New York State regs). I had to get out when fully dilated to push. I still fully enjoyed my labors in the water though! Hands down, it was so much easier!

My third I labored much of the time out of the pool only because the MW and DH were still setting it up! lol. That time I got IN to push

Why does it have to be 'free standing'? The birthing center I used was INSIDE a hospital. It was great.
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April 6th, 2012, 08:12 PM
bettyearl's Avatar Beth, mom to 4 boys
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My doula from when I had Matthew had a great idea! I've been stressing over where I can have a water birth safely. Home is just too far from a hospital and the nearest birthing center is a whopping 2 - 2.5 hrs away. Plus they kick you out after 4-6hrs which is pretty darn soon. She suggested a "home" birth at a nice hotel room close to the hospital! What a great idea! Now to find a good midwife....

A free-standing birth center is not attached to a hospital - could just be a remodeled house or whatnot. And YES, I for sure want a water birth, not just a water labor! I am someone who does not like to move much at that point.
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April 8th, 2012, 09:45 PM
palmetto_moon's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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The hotel idea sounds good...it sounds like a good option to be near a hospital yet still free to birth as you wish. I would look into it since the birthing centers ar so far away....

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