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Home birth

Postby sweetpnaigee » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:52 pm

I had an emergency section with my first and wasn't happy with the experience. I am considering having a home birth with my next baby. is that possible? scary?
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Postby Pixiepin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:09 pm

Same here .... Would really love a home birth. I was supposed to be at home last time but like yourself need up as an emergency.
I don't want to miss this birth too X
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Postby ivycrystals » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:04 pm

It's possible. But depending on the rules for MWs in your state some can't attend homebirht VBACs. Some will do it unofficially as a doula though. I'm not sure I'd do an unassisted home VBAC but if I had a MW attending, I'd be ok with it.

I had a c-section with my first and would have loved to plan a homebirth this time. But my DH is too worried. SO I'll be doing a MW attended hospital VBAC.
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Postby Pixiepin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:52 pm

Thanx Hun :) xxx
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Postby Laureenjellybean » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Personal opinion on this one is that as much as you want to have a homebirth, it might be safer to have a hospital VBAC. You can be firm in your stance on wanting to fully attempt your VBAC and not get thrown into a section. If you're at home and you rupture, which is a VBAC risk, you run the risk of both you and the baby dying, whereas if you were in the hospital, you'd have access to emergency surgery to save your life and baby. I do think a homebirth VBAC is a little scary, but you have to do what feels right for you. If you feel comfortable with it and are willing to accept the risks, then that should be up to you.
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Postby dizzymariposa2 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:34 pm

The risk is rupture is low (but higher than that of a non vbac mom). Comb through your medical records and read up on what happened during your c/s.

I'm having a VBAC for my third child... at HOME. I trust my body, I trust my baby, I trust birth.

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Postby AussieMom » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:45 pm

Have you read the book "The Baby Catcher"?
http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Catcher-Chronicles-Modern-Midwife/dp/0743219333
I read this book when I was debating a VBAC, medication free birth. It was a fascinating read! Very inspiring, about a woman who was a midwife who went on to be a home birth midwife. One case stood out to me, that went tragically wrong involving a VBAC patient. I fully support woman who have low risk pregnancies having Midwife attended home births, but I personally would not feel comfortable attempting one. I had my very successful VBAC at the hospital, and although it would have been nicer at the birth centre, it was nice having the fetal monitoring, and knowing that if I ruptured, I could be into an OR in just a few minutes.
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Postby ktbug87 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:49 am

I had an emergency c-section after home birth transfer in February, and I personally would not do another home birth for my next birth. It is a decision you should make based on what you personally want to do. Just be sure you are 100% informed of both the good and the bad.
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:28 pm

IDK with the risk involved with a VBAC (even though small in most cases) I would still want to be in a hospital for a VBAC. If by chance your uterus ruptured at home you likely wouldn;t make it to the hospital in time and that not only would cuase a fatal risk to your baby but also yourself.
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