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is it better or worse to have your baby at home?

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my mother-in-law had her last 3 kids at home, and my husband and i want to do the same. Should our first baby be born in a hospital or at home?

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I dont know what your family traditions or beliefs are but I am absolutely against having an at home birth because heaven forbid something go extremely wrong, I want a medical team right there to help save my sons life. I am not medically inclined to save my own life so I feel safer at a hosptial where people are trained for such situations.
I feel the same.  My daughter was a 13 hour labor, 5 hours pushing, head turned wrong and stuck, and i had a 2nd degree tear.  She took so long and she might have been in distress so the doctors put oxygen on me and said they either had to use the vacumm or I got a c-section.  I would hate for someone to tear down there and feel it all.  Its your decision on what you think is right, I hope you have an easy and safe delivery, with which ever way you go.
I snagged this from a news articel... I had my 4th child at home and my 5th will be at home as well.... I wish i was educated enough when I had my fist because all my kids would have been born at home.... EDUCATE yourself. Get in touch with a Midwife and test the waters! My homebirth experince was so life changing that I am in school to become a Doula, to eventually become a Midwife.The largest study of its kind has found that for low-risk women, giving birth at home is as safe as doing so in hospital with a midwife.a comparison of "low-risk" women who planned to give birth at home with those who planned to give birth in hospital with a midwife found no difference in death or serious illness among either baby or mother. "We found that for low-risk mothers at the start of their labour it is just as safe to deliver at home with a midwife as it is in hospital with a midwife," said Professor Simone Buitendijk of the TNO Institute for Applied Scientific Research. "These results should strengthen policies that encourage low-risk women at the onset of labour to choose their own place of birth."  
It's best to have your baby in a hospital even if your pregnancy has been uncomplicated. There are all sorts of things that can go wrong during labor and delivery and it's best to be in a hospital with access to appropriate medical care, just in case.

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