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Old 05-19-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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"Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" is a great book. It's powerful enough that I can only read a small bit at a time...
My daughter's both midwives studied, lived and learned at Ina May's farm!
Less than 24 hours old!

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Old 05-20-2008, 12:06 AM   #12
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I read Ina May's book a number of years ago... I think it's a big part of the reason that I am very much looking forward to my own delivery experience. It's such a shame that of the dozen or so women I know who are also expecting, I'm the only one who isn't convinced that letting a hospital make every decision for her might not be the best option for mother and child.

(Sigh) Next child(ren) I have will DEFINITELY be delivered at a birthing center!
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:23 AM   #13
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Jamila,
$$-wise, here in Tucson a midwife homebirth is 1/2 the cost of the birthing center, just FYI. $2.5k versus $5k.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:52 AM   #14
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$$-wise, here in Tucson a midwife homebirth is 1/2 the cost of the birthing center, just FYI. $2.5k versus $5k.
Once my book and/or script sells and I can move into a house or an apartment building with thicker walls, I'll be all about the birthing at home thing. Until then though, I've not much interest in the neighbors able to hear me or me being subject to Wheel of Fortune during mine and baby's bonding time... Then again beeping monitors and pages probably aren't much better.

I only made this hospital compromise for the sake of not fighting for 8 or 9 straight months with hubby. 2nd kid and onward- it's all what I want exclusively!
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I must add the cool thing is that in NY, homebirth by a Licensed Nurse Midwife is covered by health insurance!! And her "transition" phase of labor through the delivery was less than 40minutes. She didnt have any "LOUD" times either....But that was her experience
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:33 AM   #16
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Remembered this thread from a while back and came across this...just fyi:

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=2392

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:07 AM   #17
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I'm glad you posted that, Ari.

Since having the boy a year and a half ago (OMFG!!!) I've been reading and learning as much as I can about science and medicine from a parenting point of view, and this has become a site I visit from time to time.

(I've actually been kicked out of a parents group 'cause I've become pro vaccination after my own research.)

Anyhow, I had a fab experience at the hospital and adored my doctor, so I'm pretty sure next kid will also be at the hospital- only this time I'm gonna eat and drink at will!
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