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What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
17 doctors agree

In brief: ? birthing center ?

Safety is the prime concern I have for deliveries.
I have had relatives born in caves & understand it can be okay.I have also run to "normal" deliveries to salvage a baby that came out wrong. Our local facilities have midwives delivering next door to docs, where a case can be quickly moved to an OR for C section if needed. No off site birthing center can eliminate the hour + lost in a transit.

In brief: ? birthing center ?

Safety is the prime concern I have for deliveries.
I have had relatives born in caves & understand it can be okay.I have also run to "normal" deliveries to salvage a baby that came out wrong. Our local facilities have midwives delivering next door to docs, where a case can be quickly moved to an OR for C section if needed. No off site birthing center can eliminate the hour + lost in a transit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Here we go

If your labor pains are tolerable and you don't need emergency cesarean, then birthing center may be a good option.
The trouble is , you don't know these things beforehand!

In brief: Here we go

If your labor pains are tolerable and you don't need emergency cesarean, then birthing center may be a good option.
The trouble is , you don't know these things beforehand!
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN
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