I am wanting to have an at home water birth: Advice?

so I have a question for moms who have had at home birth I am worried about this coronavirus I live in a small small town in Nevada, and the hospital won’t be equipped for me, and I would rather have it at home and have a natural water birth Medicaid does not cover midwife and I do have a family member that’s a nurse does anyone have any input or advice that has had an at-home water birth for me thank you I am due in 4 weeks

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Do you mean the hospital can’t do a water birth or they can’t handle a normal hospital birth? Because if it’s the latter you need to drive somewhere else for the safety of you and your child. Having a home birth isn’t ideal if there aren’t emergency sites available nearby.

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I had a midwife deliver my daughter in the hospital with Medicaid and i was covered??

Tbh you are Leaving it VERY late to Plan a home birth if u are due in 4weeks!

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Home birth is cool, but if you can’t find a certified midwife I don’t think it’s safe. Even a registered nurse isn’t going to fully be able to help you with a natural water birth like a midwife could. It’s just a risk I personally would not take- even with COVID-19.

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I had a home birth at 37 weeks but we had been prepared to do it for months and months. There is a lot of things you need to get to have a home birth. The hospital should be equipped to deliver a baby, I’ve never heard of a hospital not able to. If you haven’t been planning a home birth then you should really consider going to the hospital. I had severe postpartum hemorrhaging and almost bled out and thankfully I live ten minutes away from the hospital. Home births are amazing and beautiful if done correctly

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Go to the hospital please.

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Check YouTube! There’s tons of moms on there that have had water births!

Go to the closet hospital where you can give birth.

Have you discussed this with your OBGYN? Do you have an OBGYN?

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I don’t understand these home births!.. What if something goes wrong!? You don’t have the right equipment or machines to save a life if needed

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4 weeks?? Girl, that’s cutting it really close! Most people plan home births for months. Coronavirus isn’t that new…you are probably better off going to the hospital. Definitely discuss this with ur OBGYN.

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Don’t. There are several situations that could happen that could mean life or death for you or baby. Things go wrong in childbirth.

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Home births can be extremely dangerous. You are adding to that danger by not having a qualified medical person delivering for you. Had it not been for being in the hospital while having my perfect now healthy daughter she would not have made it! Her sugars were bottomed out when born and wouldn’t rise with feedings.

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Home birth is actual very dangerous. Should you or baby need emergency medical care that could be life or death for the baby and or yourself

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Home water birth takes so much planning. If you do decide to, let the local EMTs know of your plans so they can be prepared to help should you need to go to the hospital. But being you’re due in 4 weeks, you should’ve had tour birth setup for somewhere already. I would highly suggest checking with the hospital instead.

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I had a home birth with my last. Please don’t have your heart set on a water birth, by the time the pool was filled up, he was crowning :joy::joy:

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My last birth was home, but I didn’t have room for a pool anywhere. Everything went fine. This time i am going to get a pool though. Looking at the oasis brand.

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I would advise no. I’ve had 5 kids and my 3rd was almost 11 lbs, he got stuck and had I not been in a hospital he and I would have died. You never know what could happen.

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