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Anyone have a successful out of hospital birth, after a transfer/ risk out the first time?

I had to be induced/ transfer with my first. We are pregnant with are second, and I am wondering if I should just plan on the hospital from the start.
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Re: Anyone have a successful out of hospital birth, after a transfer/ risk out the first time?

  • I don't have a finished story, but I was considered high risk for my first 2 and so I had hospital births with them. I am considered low risk this time so we are going for home birth this time. 

    Can I ask why you needed to be induced? Were you given a ton of natural induction methods to try first? Hospital births can be lovely too, I'm just wondering why you think you need one.
    Married to E on June 5, 2010
    Gave birth to baby boy, I, on March 25, 2012
    Gave birth to baby girl, A, on May 20, 2013
    Baby #3 due April 29, 2015

    Recovering from mitochondrial dysfunction and Addison's/possibly very severe adrenal burn out using food, medicine, and a large amount of garden therapy.
  • I had preeclampsia with DS (#1) and needed 2 be induced and deliver @ a hospial.  I birthed DD (#2) un medicated @ a freestanding birth center.  Didn' have PreE with her.  As PP said, why u were induced and transferred makes a difference.


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    BFP#2:  EDD 2/11/14, MMC confirmed 7/15/13 (growth stopped at 6 weeks), D&C @ 12 weeks 7/25/13

  • nofrogsnofrogs member
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    edited January 2015
    No natural induction methods offered, they just called a hospital and scheduled an induction for that night.  I failed a NST, and it was actually in a grey area. They said it would not have been a big deal in a hospital, since my biophysical profile was awesome, and my NST was really reassuring, just not variable enough. She wasn't active enough. She was moving, getting her heart rate up, just not meeting their diagnostic criteria. 

    I'm pretty sure my induction wasn't necessary. I think they should have just transferred care to the hospital, and let the hospital make the clinical decisions. That was their official policy, but that's not what happened.  I really want another chance at a natural birth, but I'm not sure of the best way to do it. I don't think I need a hospital birth, its just that my birth center caused me to have an unnecessary induction last time. I could have refused, its just that they seem to not really be as anti-intervention as they claim. My current CNM hospital practice has a lower c-section rate than my birth center, but they take high risk women.
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  • Hmm, from what you are saying it sounds like your birth center kind of flaked out on you last time. It is important to be able to trust your provider. Off the top of my head your options are probably, 1. Have a good long talk with your birth center about what happened and see what they say. 2. Find another birth center or home birth midwife. 3. Find a hospital CNM or OB that you like. I hope you find the option that just feels "right". 
    Married to E on June 5, 2010
    Gave birth to baby boy, I, on March 25, 2012
    Gave birth to baby girl, A, on May 20, 2013
    Baby #3 due April 29, 2015

    Recovering from mitochondrial dysfunction and Addison's/possibly very severe adrenal burn out using food, medicine, and a large amount of garden therapy.
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