Should I go to a birthing center or a hospital?

I’m 30 weeks pregnant and have established care at a hospital, but I don’t plan on using pain medication of any kind, as I am doing water labor. That being said, am I better off going to the birthing center so I can come home as rest shortly after? Or is it better to be at a hospital in the instance if something were to go wrong? This pregnancy hasn’t had any complications, but they have said my baby measures a little small, and I have a “long placenta” that is positioned in the front. What are your thoughts?

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I personally choose hospital even though all my births have been perfect I get really nervous :worried: congratulations and good luck! You’re mommy these are your choices don’t let anyone bully you into anything!!:black_heart:

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I say hospital. I ended up having high blood pressure and I tore. Births are unpredictable

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I prefer hospital but everyone is different. If the baby is a little small, that’s a little concerning. He/she could have jaundice or something

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Both mine were at a hospital…no pain meds. I got aniexty over the fact that giving birth is so unpredictable.
My stay at the hospital for my 1st I was in for 7 days but that is because I was diagnosed with post patrum depression and was made to stay for observation. My 2nd (may 31) i was only in for 24 hrs then i went home.

But what it comes down to is what YOURE most confortable with. :heart: congratulations & i wish you the best

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I just had my son on Friday and had a perfect pregnancy with no complications or concerns but while in labor he kept compressing his umbilical cord and dropping his heart rate which ended with me having a c section without which it could have gone way worse. I would say hospital for the simple fact of you never know what will or could happen

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I would do it at a hospital. Everything was super healthy with my child and on track for natural birth. I spent 18 hours in passive labor then 12 in active. After i didnt dilate over 6cm they had to do an emergency c-section because though my daughter wasnt breech, she was facing the wrong way so her chin wouldnt tuck to go through my canal. Saved my life and hers as she released her bowels already. Super healthy baby and mom after and all is still well.

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I was told I was ideal for a birthing centre as my pregnancy had been so smooth. After 2 days of contractions at home I went to the centre for another 12 hours and a dip in a birthing pool, I was taken then to a delivery suite in the attached hospital as I was exhausted after 2 days of no sleep. A few hours later my sons heart rate dropped and I was rushed for an emergency caesarean. He was fine after a scary few minutes and we were told his cord was very short and basically wasn’t long enough for him to get out via normal delivery. With our 2nd I asked for another caesarean even though they said it wouldn’t happen again. Personally I’d now only choose a hospital as when they decided he needed to come out we were next to the theatre .

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I say hospital cause something happens they can help you faster

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I had my daughter in the hospital/ birthing center it’s all we have here in the town I live in but the birthing center is connected to the hospital so if anything was to go wrong they could take me on the bed hooked up to Ivs and take me to get a c section

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Hospital. If you rupture in a birthing center you and or baby is dead. Your pregnant being uncomplicated means nothing when it comes to labor and delivery. Also if you need to be induced that will need to be done in a hospital.

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Sorry but birth plans are useless, birth is so unpredictable…I wanted a water birth, no meds…ended up having a C section and everything including epidural! Hospital is safer for you and bubs.

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Hospital cause you just never know what could go wrong and it’s better to be safe than sorry in the end.

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My first was a perfect pregnancy with no complications and I ended up needing an emergency c-section after 17 hours of labor. I say hospital just because as others have said birth is extremely unpredictable but at the end of the day you have to do what you feel most comfortable with.

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hospital and I dunno the rules for where you are but the birthing center here you can’t just show up you have to at least be seeing a midwife they are contracted with. pretty sure they’d tell you to check in at the hospital if you showed up or called… but again thats here locally where I’m from…

Hospital and don’t try to be a hero. Your baby needs a mother.

Hospital. If you have a low laying placenta than you could start bleeding really heavy and maybe loose your baby. Plus you need a Pediatrician for the baby right there in case there is something wrong. I hope your birth will go well and safe whatever you decide

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I’ve had 4 hospital waterbirths, no pain relief, with just a midwife and home four hours later. Hoping bubs 5 will be just as straight forward, but it’s good to know the resources are there if needed.

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Lol we never plan on using pain medication

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Stay home! :joy: if there have been no complications during pregnancy wht assume there would be during delivery…
I would Stay home with allthe craziness right now… Or birth center.
(I’m due in 3 weeks and do home birth regardless of the craziness :joy: but still)