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I thought it would be interesting to see what the stats are for any current homebirthers to be and also to any other successful homebirthers.
For example if last time you had a emerg c-sec and this time you plan to freebirth etc.
Ok i'll go first:
1st birth: Hospy birth/Vag delivery
Current Birth: Intended home waterbirth with midwife and doula
1st birth - planned homebirth, transfer to hospy, vaginal birth
2nd birth - homebirth with a midwife and trainee doula
3rd birth - if there ever is one :fingerscrossed::cloud9: I would most probably go homebirth with a doula, or freebirth.
First three births - positive hospital births/no intervention vaginal deliveries
Current birth - Intended home waterbirth/freebirth
First Birth: Birth Centre birth, transferred to maternity ward for vaginal birth and then back to BC.
This Birth: Home birth with midwife, waterbirth if I feel like it at the time (1st birth I found water not as helpful as I was anticipating).
Good idea! Vee
1st Birth I asked to be induced at 41 weeks unware of section risk or just how high they were they asked me to re-think I said no I wanted it. Eliza was brow presentation EMCS PPH.
Homebirth with community midwifery team
1st Birth - Induced 15hour labour that ended with unnecessary, unwanted c-section
This Birth - Planned freebirth with just DH, DD and myself
Your belly looks absolutely gorgeous Dragonfly! :D
Thanks guys. Very interesting to see the stats. :)
First Birth - Hospital "Birth Centre" and VB
This birth - Homebirth with a midwife
first and second-hospital, low intervention VB
Third-planned hombirth/waterbirth with midwife, hubby and both of my other children.
First Birth - Unnecessary unwanted "elective" (told less than 24 hours in advance) caesarean in public hospital at 42 weeks.
Future Births - HBAC at however many weeks my baby wants to come... I'm not worrying about being 42 weeks again, if it happens, so what?
First birth: Hospital spontanious vaginal birth... waters broken, constant monitoring via scalp electrode, pethadine, heaps of VE's.
This birth: Homebirth with midwife, husband, support person for DD :D
1st birth - Drug free vaginal birth, no internals, only minor monitoring, 2nd degree tear so gas and stitches.
2nd birth - Drug free vaginal birth, internals, major monitoring, borderline 3rd degree tear so gas and stitches.
3rd birth -Drug free vaginal birth, deemed high risk, internals, only minor monitoring, breathed baby out, 2nd degree tear so gas and stitches.
This birth - prefer a free birth (water birth), no monitoring and no tears. :fingerscrossed:
hubber in hiding
First birth = spontaneous labour at 40 wks which didn't progress as fast as the hospital liked - waters artifically broken, pethidine which sent me out of control, and also occiput posterior bub which didn't seem to want to come out with me flat on my back. Ended in c/s at almost full dilation with cervical lip. Very much unwanted. Not sure if it was neccesary or not. Probably not.
Second birth = spontaneous labour at 41 wks - low intervention hospital VBAC.
Third birth = hoping for a waterbirth at home.
:) Thanks guys. :D Very interesting and i'm so excited about how many homebirthers there are going to be :smiliedance:
First birth - spontaneous rupture of membranes at 39+6 weeks. Two hours of nothing, got to hospie, was given internal with speculum :confused: = irritated cervix and immediate commencement of contrax at 3 minutes apart, lasting for 90+ seconds. After 5 hours of this, epidural (I was SO dumb :o). Baby born approx 3 hours later. "Gentle" cord traction resulted in snapped umbilical cord and retained product. 18 weeks of post-partum bleeding before d+c. Breastfed for 2 years.
Current pregnancy - planning gentle home and hypno birth with physiological 3rd stage, delayed cord clamping and cutting, and breastfeeding.
1st birth - normal spontaneous vaginal delivery in hospital. 7and1/2hrs, pethidine, gas and stitches
2nd birth - induced 40 +8 days, vaginal delivery, 4 and 1/2 hrs, pethidine and stitches
this birth - whenever bubs wants to come at home in however long it takes, with midwife and hopefully no stitches
1st birth hospital with pethedine, internals, an sat on bed most of the time apart from one shower 5 hours 3 stitches 8p6o
2nd sat on bed hole time and had epi, 2 stitches, 7 hours. 7p15o
3rd birth home water birth, no drugs, no interventions, 3 hours. 9p
4th birth will be the same as last never ever go to hospital again.
First birth: MC twins (shared placenta). High degree of pregnancy monitoring. Labour ward, induction @ 37 weeks, epidural, one scalp monitor, one CTG, catheterised, cannulated, one unassisted vag delivery, one internal version + forceps.
Second (and last ;)) birth: Planned Feb homebirth with mw, hb, children and my mother. Water if desired.
1st - Birth Centre VB at 39 weeks, Internals(which I wanted), ARM, Cord Traction - 2nd (nearly 3rd) degree tear - 8lb 15oz baby girl.
this one - possible homebirth (otherwise birthcentre again...but where I tell them to rack off if they want to ARM again lol) beautiful calm birth:yes:
First Birth - c-sec at 41 weeks, unwanted, unnecessary, hooked up to a machine everyday for a week, induced 4 times, didnt get to hold my baby till 3 hours later, PND
next time - home water birth, surrounded by family, i get to hold my baby right away, no machines, no inductions, no due date, no drugs and best of all no PND :fingerscrossed:
#1 unessesarean (read. Link in sig)
#2 (should that day ever come) freebirth :D
1st Birth: straightforward hospital VB with gas
next birth (not pregnant yet): straightforward freebirth/homebirth i.e. midwife sitting in my lounge room drinking a cup of tea while I am in another room birthing my baby. Will sing out if I need her but otherwise will just do it on my own.
That's if we can afford it, otherwise just another straightforward hospital VB but no stay the night fanks :no:, just go home now ta :yes:.
Thanks Nat, i never saw your birth story before so i went and had a read. Wow you wrote so well and i loved the addition of your hindsight post. :yelclap:
Aww, thanks V8 :hugs:feel free to bump it LOL
Hey, Shed. If you are expected to say more then a few hours at hospy then you'll need an epidural after the birth! Only way to lay down on them stinking uncomfortable cardboard beds :laughing:
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