Home-birth/Birth center birth?

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Home-birth/Birth center birth?

Anyone else planning an out-of-hospital birth?? We are either going to do the free-standing birth center http://greenhousebirthcenter.com/ we had our daughter at or might have a home-birth. I will only do the HB if the same midwives that run the birth center are willing to do it. They do not advertise home-births but will do them sometimes for previous clients.

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I've had all 3 of my babies at the same birth center with the same midwives but, unfortunately, we're moving next month. Sad We'll probably end up in a hospital with CNMs because that's what our insurance will cover, and we also have to buy a new vehicle to fit all our kids in!
I'm still getting the natural birth I want, though. I may just have to be a bit*% to get it. Blum 3

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Home birth all the way this time!!! After my natural hospital birth and finding out I can do it I'm going with a midwife and doing a home birth. The clinic i'm going to does have a birth room but it's further from the hospital than we are, we aren't even 10 minutes away and if we did the birth room it would be 20 minutes, so we feel better about a home birth. I'm excited about it though.

crunchy- (I didn't know if you wanted your first name posted so I didn't want to post it unless it was okay) I had a natural hospital birth and just waited as long as I could before going in, I went in and they did the observation hour and then didn't have a chance to interfere with my natural birth plans as everything went super fast after that. It wasn't even an hour later that I was dilated and ready to push. lol. I was only in the hospital for about 2 hours before I was holding my little baby boy. Oh and I know what a pain insurance can be. Our midwife just barely became a provider for our insurance and we still aren't sure she is a provider for our specific plan. If she isn't we pay the full $2000 on our own.

Anyway, yes I'm doing a home birth! Smile

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I had an unplanned homebirth with DD so I have no desire to give birth in a hospital. There is a wonderful birthing center not far from here, and I will definitely be looking into it.

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I am a home birth mama Smile (Derek and Daniel were born at home after 3 bad or mediocre hospital experiences)
Except, this time, I feel like my blood pressure may be an issue. It spiked 4 days after Daniel was born and I ended up in the hospital hooked to an iv, mag sulfate, and a urinary cath. It never really normalized. Hopefully I can control it with meds. If not, I think my midwife will 'risk' me out. I guess I will have either an accidental home birth or will show up at the hospital pushing. I have zero desire to birth at a hospital. I do have a pretty cool doc though.

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:lurk: *lurker from Nov. '11*

I'm also birthing at a freestanding birth center and I LOVE it.

I didn't really consider homebirth for a few reasons - there wasn't a chance of it being covered by insurance and we'd actually have to significantly rearrange our tiny little urban apartment to fit a birthing tub.

How fortunate that there is such a major cluster of natural birth Mamas on the February board! I think at this point, I'm the only November gal committed to an out-of-hospital birth. Good luck, everyone!

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I am having VBA4C this time and am seeing a midwife. I'm not sure what will happen but I'm more of the "show up pushing" this time too. I would love a homebirth, and that may very well be what we do. I hate hospitals with a passion. I don't like interventions either.

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"9andcounting" wrote:

I am having VBA4C this time and am seeing a midwife. I'm not sure what will happen but I'm more of the "show up pushing" this time too. I would love a homebirth, and that may very well be what we do. I hate hospitals with a passion. I don't like interventions either.

you found a midwife? Yahoo
That is awesome!!

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I'd love to do a birth center but my insurance wont cover it and I am considered high risk so that went out the window early on. I am however going for a natural/semi-natural birth (:

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I'm military and I am pretty sure that Tricare would not support a home birth. This is my first babe, so I am all for the traditional in the hospital route.

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"TyrantOfTheWeek" wrote:

you found a midwife? Yahoo
That is awesome!!

Thank you Mindie Smile Yes, I scheduled with one and I should know/post something by/before this weekend about my visit. I hope she is good. Her information says she has been a midwife for 25 years. She seems to be the oldest in the group as far as I can tell and I need prayers/positive energy that she truly has no problem with my multiple sections and attending my vbac. I am staying positive and sending out positive energy for this appointment and all to follow it.

I'm excited but I feel like I should have a list of questions with me since this is a different arena, one I have not been in since my first two children......man I'm getting old,lol!!

Any pointers or lists you have links to that may help guide me? Anyone? I would appreciate any help offered.

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This sticky in the BN board is a great place to start Smile
http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=376383

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Oh my Mindie! Thank you very much! I have not had a chance to read through the stickies on that board yet with so much going on but I am ever so thankful you posted that link! Thank you Smile I'm going to print out things and read,etc.

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I love the idea of a home birth, but my insurance will not cover it. I am very fortunate to have a obgyn group that I absolutely love and that are willing to let me try for a vbac.

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Due to insurance reasons and knowing that I will be scared out of my mind when it occurs...I will be doing the standard running to the hospital and hoping to get a room and a caring nurse to get me through this. The home birth does sound great though. It would be much more relaxing I would think.

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I would love to go to a birth center but I have a big HMO insurance that doesn't cover any birth centers here. I'm too cheap to pay out of pocket for a birth center. I'd be too scared to try a home birth.

I did have a natural birth experience with my DS, pretty much everything as I planned so I hope to do it naturally again at a hospital. After I gave birth so many people came in to congratulate me for doing it naturally, even the midwife that checked me in from the 1st floor of the hospital 8 hours earlier.