What kind of birth are you planning?
Doctor or midwife? Hospital or Home? Natural or epidural? C-section?
I will have scheduled c-section with this one. Looking forward to that instead of the 2 unplanned ones I had with my other 2. DS had to come out because he had an irregular heartbeat and DD was just not coming, she got stuck. This also means I will have this baby a week or 2 early, which I am ok with because by that time I will be so large I will be ready to pop.
I will be having a repeat c-section.
Hospital, but will labor longer at home than I did last time. I'm also really excited about a VBAC! Doc is very encouraging and supportive.
I will be having a repeat c-section no later than 39 weeks.
Natural, Hospital birth with majority of labor at home. I did this with DS and it was GREAT! I got to the hospital, checked in, and within 30 minutes had a baby.
I'd like this one to be my first homebirth. The last one was a natural hospital birth, with most of the labor at home.
I'm not rigid about a birth plan because I know anything can happen, but I am a VBAC hopeful. If I get my natural birth (I will have to go into labor on my own as my OB will not induce if you've had a previous c/s) I want to do it ALL natural without any meds during labor at all.
There is a possibility that we may move to a town 2 hours from here before this baby comes and if that happens I may go with a midwife and a birth center or homebirth option. If we don't move, I will stay with my OB whom I absolutely LOVE.
I was induced both pregnancies and will probably be induced again this time. First time with Pitocen second time they just used the pill to ripen my cervix and that put me in labor I was able to avoid having an IV . I hope this will be as close to my second as possible. I would love a home birth but my husband will not go for it. My biggest fear is a c-section.
I'm planning a hospital birth, most likely with an epidural. I'm not too rigid about what I want, though.
I'm hoping I will have another natural birth, where I will most likely use an epidural again. I will do it at the hospital.
I'm hoping to have another homebirth if our finances allow for it in time. If we can't swing the $$$ then I will have to shoot for a med. free hospital birth but labor mostly at home.
I'm a first time home birth hopeful. My last 3 were all with a great midwife, but she won't do home births. With the last child, I literally got to the hospital and in 15 minutes pushed my baby into the world. I basically talked my husband into a home birth this time by giving him the ultimatum, either you let me have a home birth with a midwife, or I won't tell you until it's too late and you'll have to deliver the baby. lol. He choose well.
I'm going for a med-free vbac after 2 c/s. I had chorioamnionitis with DD, they tried to induce, and then ended up with emergency c/s under general anesthesia and she spent a week in the NICU. Then planned a vbac homebirth with DS, labored for a long time and transferred. He had meconium, and started having decels so we went with another c/s (cord was wrapped 3 times).
This time my doc is VERY vbac supportive so I don't have a problem going to the hospital since I know I will have support from my provider. I'll probably wait to go in until good, active labor though.
I'm hoping for a drug free VBAC at the hospital. Hopefully this baby will have a better sense of direction than my last.
My doctor's office has both doctors and midwives, although I don't know if I'll be considered high risk & require a doctor, after 2 previous sections. My goal is to deliver at a hospital, without any medication or surgical intervention (hoping to avoid tearing my woman parts too.. REALLY really hoping). I hope to do as much labor at home, before going in. My attempt at labor was lame though, because with my oldest daughter, they tried inducing me for 24 hours before giving up. No progress, no contractions that I could feel, nothing. The next week, they did an ultrasound, and pretty much scared me into a c-section.
More than likely i will have a repeat cs. Im kinda scared of labor lol
Well with my daughter I labored for 21 hours, 14 of which were at home, then 7 at the hospital. I delivered vaginally with no meds, which was what we'd planned and hoped for. (We did the Bradley method). I am hopeful for the same results this time around, but of course know things can happen. That was the HARDEST friggin' thing I've ever done in my life (I still don't know how I didn't go for the epidural), so sometimes I wonder if I'll chicken out next time, knowing the pain that lies ahead. Eh, we'll see!
I'm doing a hospital birth with an epidural. I was in enough pain with one during DS's delivery. But then again, I don't think it reached it's full effect by the time I delivered him.
Doctor, hospital, vaginal & trying for unmedicated again although I am not opposed if I feel like I can't do it. I don't have a birth plan per se, but rather want to do what will get the baby safely here & if I have to get a c-section, I won't be upset about it.