Renee - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi! I"m a newbie, to this site & the whole mommy thing. I'm 20 wks today, living in Manhattan,NYC. I've been doing my research and have come to realize that in NYC hospitals there is a high rate of C-sections/intervention births. I absolutely do not want a C-section, and believe I have found a Dr. who is pro-VB & even has Midwives and Doulas on her staff. Now I've been considering taking it one step further and doing a home-birth.
I have 3 older sisters who have had all their children in hospitals, one who had all C-sections. They each say they would have liked to try a home birth or water delivery but were unable to due to complications or location. I guess my biggest concern would be what if there were some complications - I guess that's all of our fear when thinking about delivery wherever it be.
Has anyone had a home birth and a hospital? Or even one you could share your experience about?
Thanks for taking the time!