Hello, my name is Kathleen. I am a mommy to two beautiful children. Josh is 4 and Sofia will be 3 in June. With both I had hospital births. My labor with Josh was induce since I was past my due date and he was a big baby. I labored for 9 hours got the epi at hour 6 and push him out in 3 pushes. With Sofia I was scheduled to have an induction but went into labor the night before. I went to the hospital after 2 hours of labor at home because I was having horrible back pain. They were sending me home since the contractions were not showing up. I was at a 3. I refused to leave the hospital and my doctor said to admit me. I labored for 3 more hours, got the epi 1 hour before pushing because the back labor was to much. Pushed for 10 min and she was out.
I always wonder if I had more support if I could have made it without getting the epi. DH and I have decided to have another child. We wont ttc for another 21 months though. Agh having to wait stinks. LOL. Even so I have been looking at my options. I would really love to have a water birth in a birthing center, but dont know how realistic it is for me. As far as my labors go I think I am ok. This issues I wonder about have to do with my pregnancies.
With my son, I was told that he had and enlarged kidney and there was extra amniotic fluid. When he was born they checked him and the kidney was still large but not abnormal.
With my daughter I had extra amniotic fluid and she had an echogenic focus on her heart and two cysts on her brain. At birth they checked her and things had fixed themselves, but she had a heart murmer. The murmer fixed itself in a weeks time.
So to my question. Does anyone know if this would prevent me from giving birth in a birthing center? And if I were able to and paid all the fees only to find out that something was wrong with this pregnancy as well and had to transfer to a doctor would I have to pay fees all over again and lose the money I paid to the birthing center?
I know so much talking. LOL. Hope to read all your lovely stories to come and get inspired.