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Readers Respond: Why did you choose a birth center?

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Updated April 13, 2012

Having a baby takes a lot of work. The default is a hospital birth but many more women are investigating the use of birth centers. Did you look at or choose a birth center for the birth of your baby? Was it because of a midwife? Did you want a water birth? Did you want to avoid a cesarean? How did your partner feel about it?

It was amazing!

My friend had her baby there and it was so cool to see how good she looked. She raved about it. So when I got pregnant I checked it out. My husband was worried at first but when he realized that I would have less risk of a c-section, he was sold. We wanted a water birth but wound up not using the water tub at the time. It was still great experience.
—Guest Gracie

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