Any advise for a first time mom, never been treated on post before. What are my options, if any?
Your sister had home births while living on base? That's awesome!! I'm not pregnant but if I do I really want to have a home birth but I didn't think one would be possible living on base. That's great to hear!
A stick?? Lucky... I had a bullet...
Quoting Dani_Lynn:It'll be the worst experience of your life. They don't give epidurals or pain meds, just a stick to bite on. Forget private rooms, you'll have at least two roommates, separated just by curtains.
Sarcasm aside, its like giving birth in any other hospital.
I had a home birth on Camp Pendleton. A few of my friends did as well.
OP - your options for home birth or a birth center are largely related to the laws and climate in the state you reside. Start talking to other moms who had natural births or home births in the area and see what they say.
Quoting MrsDavis421:Your sister had home births while living on base? That's awesome!! I'm not pregnant but if I do I really want to have a home birth but I didn't think one would be possible living on base. That's great to hear!
Quoting Anonymous:Ok here in SD we're supposed to give birth at the hospital but as a civilian with a TriCare Prime civilian doctor I got a referral to a birth center.
I had to go to Balboa several times for ER care and got hassled regarding my choices. It got to the point that my case went all the way up to the top person and everyone EXCEPT insurance was trying to blame me. Balboa FINALLY conceded to my choice because TriCare Prime was allowing it.
If you find a birth center, find out their rules and go for it.
I will say this, there are some posts that have a natural delivery area I know New Mexico does...and Balboa is beginning to see the light (just wont be in time for my birth).
Hope that this helps.
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