Changing of birth location

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by jolyn, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. jolyn

    jolyn Mam to 2, 1 of each

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    Heya girls, just after some thoughts.

    After having a very traumatic labour and emergency c-section wtih DS (very much due to a terrible midwife that was duty) I have decided that this birth is going to be different.

    So I have been looking into hypnobirthing and almost finished a book on the Mongan method (it's very good and would recommend it to any PG woman) and now that I know more about it I am considering asking my midwife to alter my birth location to the local birthing centre instead of the hospital.

    I really do feel by using the hypnobirthing technique and being in a more relaxed and personal environment I will be able to have a normal (hopefully natural) birth.

    I'm not sure if they will do this now and the only thing putting me off is the fact that there is a 20 minute drive to the hospital if something goes wrong.

    Has anyone on here experienced a VBAC/changed their birth location/used hypnobirthing? I really want to make an informed decision so any opinions u hav on the matter would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Shifter

    Shifter Guest

    I don't have any direct experience to offer, but I did want to wish you luck in getting what you want.
     
  3. Uvlollypop

    Uvlollypop finally a mum

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    i havnt but i like the idea of hypnibirthing i hope you get the birth you want x
     
  4. lousielou

    lousielou Mummy

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    I haven't experienced either myself, but am very much into the idea of hypnobirthing. There are a few practitioners in my area who do it :)
     
  5. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about Hypnobirthing either but I have chosen to deliver my baby in the nearest birthing centre instead of the hospital. The birthing centre is about 20 mins from me also, however, I'd much rather go there than the hospital. It's a lovely environment and I've only heard good things about it! I'm in Wales too - where abouts are you? x
     
  6. enigma

    enigma mum of 3 nearly 4.

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    I only have experience of changing birthing location.
    Its very simple really, you tell your midwife were you want to go and she arranges it for you, you may get an appointmen to go to th birthing centre, though i not to sure about that because i just changed from hospital to another.
     
  7. Jus

    Jus New mum!

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    I really want to change my birth location too. I'm being a bit naughty at the moment and going to one hospital for scans/consultant appointments because it's only a 10min drive from where I work. However, I really don't want to give birth there; I'd much rather go to the local birthing centre or another hospital which is closer to where I live but much further from work (and so awkward to get to for scans during the week). So my plan is to get my 20 week scan done (next week) and see the consultant (ina fortnight) and then ask the midwife if I can change birthing location. I'd really like to try hypnobirthing too.
     
  8. jolyn

    jolyn Mam to 2, 1 of each

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    Thanks girls, I have antenatal next Wednesday so will be discussing it with the midwife there. Hopefully they'll agree.


    I'm in Aberdare in the middle of Cardiff and Swansea - whereabouts r u?
     

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