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Natural Home birth v Hospital birth.

  1. hinckles koma profile image78
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    My family member wants a home birth in a pool. I had mines in the hospitals 2 times. What do you think about it? Whats better.

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If she hasn't got any underlying health issues then she might be able to get away with a home birth.

      I personally think, its safer to be in Hospital and come back home the same day if you want. Having a baby is such a delicate situation.

    2. video lost profile image60
      video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No problems, both are fine. It depends on the comfort level

    3. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The only problem with that is if She has complications during the Birth, she is not near the Hospital, or being monitored with real time instruments connected, and It will take time to get to trained help, its a chance you take. be carefull.

      I think, You can do water births in Hospital, if you request it, and ask your doctor. not sure on that though.

  2. Rehma Jamshed profile image61
    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    I would always go for the hospital. I had 2 c-sections after trying very hard for a normal birth. Emergencies are well handled in the hospital!!

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I like the pool. My first two grandchildren were born that way. It was not an easy labor the first time, but the environment helped enormously. The second birth was easier, but that was because the baby was a lot smaller too smile

    1. hinckles koma profile image78
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How did the environment help? There were midwifes? and no drugs right?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is right. two midwifes and no drugs. Hospital and doctor on standby. smile
        The water birth does seem to be calming for the baby, the mother was supported by the family, midwifes, her own music and lighting, in her own home. She felt very confident and supported. smile

  4. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    If I had just considered what I wanted for myself, I would have liked to have stayed home and just gone off in a corner somewhere (like a cat) and had my babies.  I was too concerned that something could go wrong, and because of that I wanted all the hospital people and equipment right nearby just in case.  My sister-in-law tried going to a birthing center and ended up being wheeled across a busy street to the nearby hospital.  Someone else I know ended up going to the hospital during labor too.  My sister's baby was blue when he when he was born, and the cord had been wrapped around his neck.  (He's fine, but there was a scare.)

    I didn't care about where my baby was born.  All I cared about was that if s/he got here safely.  In my case the babies were born super quickly, but one was breech and the one one had a heart rate slow dangerously low.  Her head wasn't quite in the position it should have been either.  Whether you're in labor for an hour or twelve hours, the baby doesn't know where you are.  They're born quickly, put in your arms, and a day and a half later you go home to your own environment anyway. 

    I don't think it should be about the mother, and I don't think it makes a lot of difference to newborns.  I'm all for the hospital and am glad I was there when I had my two babies.

  5. Valerie F profile image59
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    It depends. If the pregnancy is not high risk, there's no anticipated risk of complications, the birth is supervised by a certified nurse midwife, and you can get to a hospital quickly in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, there's nothing wrong with having the baby at home.

    1. theageofcake profile image75
      theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Valerie makes some very good points.  From what I've gathered of personal accounts, home births are highly rewarding and preferable to their institutionalized counterpart, but are not necessarily for everyone.  Talk to someone who is certified beforehand to determine whether or not home births are a viable option (most of the time, they should be). 

      For those interested in learning more, I happened upon an informative documentary film called The Business of Being Born, which explored midwife assisted home births.  Its really captivating, and the way the women describe the experience afterwords is resoundingly positive.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for that information Valerie, for theageofcake: would love to see that

  6. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Pool - or rather not polluted warm sea - gets my vote. I do think this is how we are designed to give birth. smile

  7. Catherine R profile image61
    Catherine Rposted 7 years ago

    I had all three of my babies at home.  I didn't need any pain medication although of course it was major pain - but I was relaxed.  I had a different midwife on each occasion but they were all highly experienced calm individuals who knew what they were doing.  The last baby I had in the bath which was the nicest birth.  Very relaxed and only 30 mins of pain.  If your family member is a relaxed type of individual with no medical problems there is no reason why they shouldn't have a perfectly good home birth.  Holland has a high rate of home births - it is the norm there and they have a lot better statistics on successful births than some other countries.  The time after the birth is very much nicer at home too.

    1. hinckles koma profile image78
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you had your family around also?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My son inlaw went through the process with her. It was great.

  8. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I had my first baby in a hospital, and after looking at all the unnecessary intervention, decided to have my next one at home.

    I have had four children at home, all but one arrived before the midwife reached my house, so I was thankful that we were prepared! 

    I used the tub and must say that it is a great environment to give birth in.  With a good midwife, most potential problems can be detected weeks before the birth, and by not using medication, many hazards are avoided.

  9. hinckles koma profile image78
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    My cousin is a very spiritual and very organic. She doesn't want any strangers she says even taking or doing tests on the baby. she told me that all those tests are dangerous right after the baby's born. she said they cut the cord right away, but she wants it on for some time while she holds the baby. the whole procedure is different between the 2. I told her just be ready because iam week i needed drugs. Now i regret those epidurals my back is numb and it hurts still. i thank you for all your replies ill let her read it. thanks. love all.

  10. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    She's right about the cord. Naturally it should stay uncut until placenta is out. There are quite a few benefits to it. smile

    1. hinckles koma profile image78
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i didn't know that what for?

  11. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    You make it smoother for the baby this way. S/he doesn't have to start breathing right away, s/he gets soothing and joyful chemicals from your blood right after the birth, I bet it improves future bonding too. smile

    But doctors are always in a hurry, so they cut it right away sad

  12. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Babies whose cords are left intact rarely turn bluish, even right after birth. It gives them a bit of time to adjust to life, which can make a huge difference for little ones. (3-20 minutes)

    1. hinckles koma profile image78
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      my 2 children were great in the hospital but they did take him right away as soon as i gave birth, they cut the cord. also the eye test and they checked the baby right away under the huge light, she said she wants that avoided. I don't know if i could of done it home before.. do you think infants feel the light or when the cord is cut? maybe ill try the 3rd one at home after i see my cousins birth and read all of you home births, wow i didn't know there so many brave woman that's excellent. love all

  13. sandwichmom profile image61
    sandwichmomposted 7 years ago

    I had my second child with the use of a tub- but it was at a hospital type setting- created for that purpose- I think it was wonderful. My oldest I had at the hospiral with the traditional methods- other than no medications.
    I think it was wonderful- and the water did help with pain management- I think it took pressure off my back-

    I was a little worried since I am short (five ft one) and small(110lbs)- but had no problems and my daughter was a healthy 9 pounds- I did have a longer labor with the water method-- but she was a big baby.

    I have never been traditional though so this way is not for the faint of heart-

    I am not a big fan of putting medications into the body. I can't say enough good things about a water(bath) delivery

  14. Catherine R profile image61
    Catherine Rposted 7 years ago

    It sounds like your cousin knows what she wants.  I am sure she has done her homework.  I read a lot about home births before mine.  I had also timed the trip to the hospital just in case.  There are many many unnecessary  c sections carried out in hospitals just because he doc wants to go home or whatever.  In the home setting she will be able to labour away for as long as she needs to without being pushed along.  She will also feel in control of the process.  I had my husband there for all the births.  My mom took the other kids away but brought them back right after.  We ordered pizza right after one of the births and all sat around eating together - it was just so much nicer than a hospital in every way.  If the pregnancy normal why not?

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    i had five births all in the hospital, 4 of them in the Philippines--they stitch me afterwards...one birth here in the US, they didnt stitch me....never had complications.....I am just curious, do they stitch you at home...what if there is an emergency?? maybe it is safer at the hospital if you are high risk??--that includes old age, other sickness like high blood, diabetes etc.....to avoid complications...

  16. QuirkyPearl profile image60
    QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago

    I delivered my grandaughter 8 weeks ago in my kitchen, my intention is to write a Hub about the whole experience.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh that would be a wonderful experience, please alert me when you published it

      1. QuirkyPearl profile image60
        QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We should fan each other that way when I publish you will know.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ok then! wazzzzzzzz up..............

  17. QuirkyPearl profile image60
    QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago

    got you now (smiles)

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Natural all the way.

    Giving birth is not a illness wink

  19. QuirkyPearl profile image60
    QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago

    I totally agree with you Eagle

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have to add , I also loved the nitrogen ,like alot smile

  20. QuirkyPearl profile image60
    QuirkyPearlposted 7 years ago

    Ha ha ha ha ha;-)

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    Louidam1posted 7 years ago

    I rather give birth in a hospital.  You never know if you may need a c-section.

  22. dyonder profile image78
    dyonderposted 7 years ago

    Ex had youngest at home with me as the midwife. Most incredibly beautiful experience of life (poor thing though, she lost too much blood). Oldest son was born in the hospital; he had long nails when he came out - the scene was a bit remniscent of Alien. His mother, poor thing, regressed to childhood for a few years after. Pity really.

 
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