birthing options.

Has anyone watched the the documentary on The Business of Being B
Born? It is on Netflix, my cousin is pregnant and she told me about it. It really is so informative. I think I'm going to look more into having a home birth instead of going to the hospital. Did any of you mom's think about or have a home birth>

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    03/18/14
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    03/18/14
    It is very interesting and the other one is more business of being born. I'm really leaning toward a home birth or a birthing center. The thought of being at the hospital just doesn't sit well with me. We just need to figure out if we will be in Maine or Montana for the birth so I can start finding more info.
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      03/18/14
      If you don't mind me asking, what kind of experience did you have at the hospital?
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        03/18/14
        My husband and I watched it. It is very informative. But be aware that it is biased towards home birth. I personally wanted to be in a hospital but have as natural of a birth as possible. I was too worried about what would happen if something did go wrong and we weren't at the hospital. My husband and I used the Bradley Method. Which I would highly recommend. Ours was a 10 week course, which seems pretty normal for BM. It was so informative, we really knew what was going to happen and what was coming up during labor.
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        03/18/14
        How did you find information on the bradley method? I'm open to all information and I know I'm way a head of giving birth but I would like to see more options an be as aware as I can be.
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          03/18/14
          I think they monitor you before you go in to labor for any signs or being high risk to see if you are okay to stay home ( things happen last minute that know one can control). I feel as though I would feel more in control and comfortable with an at home birth or even a birth center, I think its just important to start finding information to be prepared ahead of time.
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            03/18/14
            4Katie
            I think the documentary is very informative and I really learned a lot from it. I think that it really lets us know what as society and women as a whole we need to question our healthcare and we need to question if our health is really the top priority. Homebirth isn't an option for everyone, it is a safe option for women with low risk factors.

            I think we all need to become more educated about birth. We all need to understand what is being done to us and why. We all need to understand the real risk and benefits of all birth options. We need this information to be given to us free of bias. There are so many biased that affect our healthcare and our children's births, money, insurance, politicians, MONEY again, etc. Our best interest isn't always first when a treatment or intervention is recommended. We need to learn how to advocate for ourselves and protect ourselves.
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              03/19/14
              i have watched it and LOVED it! I suggest that everyone take a moment and watch it! There is also a sequal... "More Business of Being Born". For those of you interested here is the weblink!

              http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/
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                04/10/14
                I will only have a midwife if we are living close to a birthing center/ hospital at the time of babies arrival.
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                  07/24/14
                  We thought about it but weren't comfortable with an unassisted and couldn't pay the midwife out of pocket. Birthing Without Fear is an awesome resource for this.
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                  07/24/14
                  In addition to that, my health insurance covers my prenatal, labor & delivery, and hospital stay in full, I pay nothing and have no extra money to pay a midwife out of pocket and wouldn't want to do a birth unassisted. My daughter's delivery went relatively well and overall was a good experience, I will be having my son at the same hospital and have o reason to believe it will be any different.
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                  07/24/14
                  Not to mention that I intend on having an epidural again as I did with my daughter. I was induced with my daughter, my water broke and even after 12hrs labor hadn't started at all but I didn't feel rushed into making any decisions like other people say they felt. I also had no issue with having to wait for my baby to be weighed, cleaned up, etc before holding help, in fact I prefer that be done before holding them.
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                    07/24/14
                    I watched that documentary, some parts were quite shocking! (especially the "twilight sleep.") I would recommend the book "The Business of Baby" by Jennifer Margulis. After reading that book I decided against a hospital birth, but I didn't want to do a homebirth. So I decided on a birthing center.
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                    07/25/14
                    I wish I had that option, the closest one is 4 hours away.
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                    07/25/14
                    That is too far. :(
                    Do you have high risk pregnancy or low risk? A home birth is not recommended if you are high risk and may need more medical supervision.
                    I've heard many moms say that they were very happy with their homebirths. An old friend from highschool tried to have a homebirth, but she had complications and had to be transported to the hospital. If you do choose a homebirth make sure of your midwife's qualifcations. (educational background and expierence are important I would think.) I would make sure to have a certified nurse midwife if you can. Or you can have a midwife go with you to the hospital and she can act as a go-between for you and help you have your labor and delivery the way you want. (or discuss options if interventions are necessary.)
                    I hope you find the best option option for you. :)
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                    07/25/14
                    I just had one in February and currently not expecting. I've had a few minor problems with blood sugar and blood pressure during pregnancy, but nothing not diet managed. We are really leaning towards a home birth if we are blessed again, I do not want to be back in the hospital again. So the plan for us is to research what we can now and then we will be educated and ready to make a decision if we are blessed again.
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                    07/25/14
                    I see and that is a great idea! God willing, I'm sure you will have another baby in the future. :)

                    *posted in the wrong place....
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                      07/25/14
                      I see and that is a great idea! God willing, I'm sure you will have another baby in the future. :)
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