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January 30th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Dh and I have been trying to decide if we are done or not. My biggest reason for being done is I do not want another hospital birth, but I am not sure it would be a good idea for me to have a home birth or birth center birth. Do any of you have any resources that would help me figure out if there is chance I could have a safe birth out of a hospital? I tried to google it, but I just kept finding articles that were pretty much trying to scare people into the hospital. I jut want to be as informed as possible before I make up my mind. I did contact a local home birth midwife, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. Any books you could recommend? Any other advice for someone looking into a home birth or birth center?

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January 30th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Hey! I totally understand your circumstances, what a hard place to be! Here are some helpful articles that might help you figure out what is best for you:
The Homebirth Choice - by Jill Cohen
Is Homebirth for You?
Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America | BMJ
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January 31st, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Here are two more from Evidence Based Birth

A Non-biased Look at the Evidence about Home Birth « Evidence Based Birth

This was just published today - The Evidence for Birth Centers « Evidence Based Birth
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February 2nd, 2013, 06:59 PM
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I think the decision to have an out of hospital birth is a personal one. Depending on how you want to interpret the stats and information can affect a person's view of how safe they feel with an OOH birth. There is some great information out there though, and I strong encourage you to look at it all. I do think some of it depends on your midwife - I felt very at peace with my decision to have a home birth once I found a midwife that I really felt comfortable with.
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February 3rd, 2013, 06:41 PM
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They just did a big study: The Latest in Birth Center News | American Association of Birth Centers
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February 5th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Home about something to reduce the pain during the home birth?
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