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I had two hospital births - having developed preeclampsia during my first pregnancy, my ob said, "once high risk, always high risk." Both births were induced (despite the fact that my blood pressure was great during my 2nd pregnancy) and the births were very disappointing. I had wanted natural child births and ended up getting epidurals because the pain of the pitocin combined with being strapped in my bed was so intense. With my 3rd pregnancy, I switched to a midwife halfway through because my ob said I would have no choice but to go down the same path again. No thanks. My blood pressure was controlled by my midwife with proper nutrition, something my dr was never concerned about. The birth was at home, in a birth pool and was so incredible. It was calm and at my own pace and it was so nice not to have a bunch of nurses run in at the end like they were suprised a baby was actually coming out.
I had a few experiences with local doctors who were amazed that I had a home birth and had nothing but positive things to say about it. But my old ob found out about it from a friend and was quick to voice his disappointment. My midwife had actually worked for him in the past and he cornered her once and asked how she could possibly have a home birth.
I am now pregnant with my 4th and there was no question in my mind when I found out that I was going to have this one at home, too. Thanks for the show!
posted 4 years ago
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