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Pros and cons. need your opinon :)

hospital VS. birthing center


Asked by tasha94952 at 6:51 PM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Birth Center hands down! I've had two Hospital births and my youngest was born at a free standing birth center, best experience by far. Of course, my top choice is home birth, planning a home birth for my EDD Feb. 9 baby.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 6:53 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Birth Center! Never been to one but I HATE hospitals. I never had an opinion for a birth center since my insurance wouldnt cover it

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:54 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Im not sure whats involved in birth centers..I would imagine if you were NEAR a hospital, it would be fine. My delivery turned into emergency C-section, so I am glad I was in a hospital...guess it depends on your experiences.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:57 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • I did not have an option of a birthing center where live (without driving 4 hours!) but if I did that is where I would have been. Less stress. Less intervention. More control over the setting.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:57 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Mine also turned into an ER c-section but at a birthing center(I assume all) mid-wifes work in conjunction with OB's when nessesary and are trained to know when a hospital setting is necessary and take a precautions.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:59 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • I have a tour of on Monday! I am really looking forward to it! :) we will see how it goes! I feel very blessed that my insurance will cover a birthing center if I so choose. I do not like hospitals either- not even when I am sick. lol.

    Comment by tasha94952 (original poster) at 6:58 PM on Jun. 18, 2011