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December 20th, 2007, 12:08 AM
ragmama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Do you know anyone who has had a home birth and then *chosen* to have a birth in a hospital afterward?

I think every account I've ever heard or read of a home birth, the mother said that she would choose to do it again. Having experienced both hospital and home births, I know I would choose to have any more at home. There were only a *few* minutes during my labor with Amelia when I wondered just why it had seemed like a good idea, and then that feeling passed.
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December 20th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Same here! lol.

Personally I cant think of anyone that I know. I've known a few women that have even had less than desired outcomes with homebirths - heck a MW I know hemorrhaged, passed out, and her son was born non responsive (freak accident). The MW there hadnt yet finished her training in neonatal resuscitation but was able to resuscitate the baby & her in time but not before the baby suffered brain damage. The MW i know still has her son, but hes developmentally disabled & he still lives with her (hes well into adulthood now).

Needless to say - that was a make it or break it moment. THe MW attending her birth was a new MW - and she decided after that not to do any more births and quit being a MW. The MW who gave birth is obviously still a MW, but you can bet its her mission in life that it never happen again to another mother (and she hasnt ever let it happen). And she had her subsequent children at home as well.


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December 20th, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Are you kidding me? I'm the ONLY Cruncy Mama I've encountered IRL. It's real sad & makes me feel all alone, which is why I'm so addicted to all my ladies online. LOL!
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December 20th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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Just one, but it wasn't because she preferred hospital - it was because she moved to a remote area and couldn't make any arrangements to have a midwife attend to her. So she delivered in the local hospital, but because it was such a small laid back rural hospital - she said it was as good as a hospital birth could be. Still not like home, but the next best thing.

Personally, unless I have a darn good medical reason to be there...you won't get me back in the hospital for birth again without a lot of kicking and screaming! There's absolutely no comparison.
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December 20th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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One here as well, but not by choice. She had her first in hospital, next 2 at home, and then had a horrible pregnancy with her 4th and had to be admitted for placenta previa
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December 20th, 2007, 07:38 PM
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I only know one person IRL who's had a home birth besides me (and I haven't had mine yet) but she told me she'd NEVER go back to the hospital and every home birth story I've read on the internet says the same thing.
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December 20th, 2007, 09:20 PM
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You gals are convincing me to have a HB, I'm just terrified of my heart. LOL!
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December 21st, 2007, 02:35 AM
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I've talked to one mama who transfered and now won't homebirth - CPS problems and the like, nothing to do with actual birth and I've known a woman who was planning a UC but when her DH found out the babe was breech he literally forced her under threat of divorce and an ugly custody battle to have a section. Somehow he is still alive and they are still married. Other than that I've never heard of any such thing
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December 21st, 2007, 07:16 AM
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Yes, but in every case they had a medical reason to do so (one was having twins and couldn't fine a midwife who would deliver them at home, another had placenta previa, another had a breech baby and the midwife wouldn't deliver him, etc.). Just choosing to go to the hospital after having had a home birth before, no.

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December 21st, 2007, 10:30 AM
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None here either, but I'm the ONLY person I know who has home births...lol. I remember my mom's ladies telling stories about how they'd never go to a hospital again though, so none personally, but MANY of the women my mom delivered babies for said they would only go to a hospital if there were a medical reason to do so.

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December 21st, 2007, 12:07 PM
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i would NEVER go to a hospital to birth and i don't know ANYONE who has had a homebirth and wanted to go back to a hospital. i kinda see it like this....hospitals are for sick ppl and there is nothing about birth that makes you sick! :-)
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