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28/08/2014 at 03:25
30/08/2014 at 21:58
My Eldest was born in the delivery suite of the hospital, I was placed on an induction drip to strengthen contractions after I stopped dilating at 8cm, I was pushing for the full 2hrs & they were debating intervention when I finally pushed her out. I suffered a 3rd degree tear & lost quite a bit of blood but was oblivious to this. I was moved onto the ward & discharged 12hrs later.
My Youngest was born in the MW led unit, I had no pain relief as I felt more in control this time around with them aware of the history of my Eldest. I did suffer a 2nd degree tear but it was quickly stitched & I was back home 2hrs later.
31/08/2014 at 02:45
31/08/2014 at 07:18
I would definitely go for the MW led unit as it is a more relaxed atmosphere than the hospital, ours also had extra things the hospital didn't (baths, birthing balls, nursing chairs...).
31/08/2014 at 07:41
31/08/2014 at 08:12
31/08/2014 at 18:13
31/08/2014 at 19:24
05/09/2014 at 21:14
I had early inductions with both my elder two so had them in hospital. I had a better experience with my second than with my first. MW has said that I could consider using the MW unit this time if I have a straight forward pregnancy. I'm a bit worried though that our local one is a stand alone unit so if anything goes wrong you have to be transferred to the hospital by ambulance, and that happened to both of my friends who have given birth there!! The hospital does have a MW unit upstairs and I'd probably be more comfortable in that one than the local one as you only have to go down in the lift if it goes wrong!
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