5 Reasons Why You Should Give Birth In A Hospital
1. It’s your first pregnancy. While every pregnancy and delivery won’t be exactly the same for you, medically speaking, you can’t be sure what to expect. “With first pregnancies, you don’t know if there’s anything you need to be worried about. In the small chance that there’s a problem, a hospital has all the backup you could possibly need.
2. You have uterine fibroids. Because you’re more likely to require a C-section, have a breech baby, have labor that fails to progress, and/or have preterm delivery, it’s widely recommended that you deliver in a hospital.
3. You have gestational diabetes. The reason it’s great to birth in a hospital if you have gestational diabetes is because these are babies who can get sick fast due to sugar levels dropping within the first 24 hours of life. It’s best practice to have these babies closely monitored to help with regulation.
4. You have placenta problems. One of the major reasons women die during childbirth is because of complications with postpartum hemorrhage. Most often, hemorrhage presents with the delivery of the placenta or after the placenta. Placenta accreta, placenta previa, and placental abruption are all real complications and are best monitored by the doctors /OBs in-hospital.
5. You have a lot of kids. The ability for the uterus to shrink after giving birth decreases for women who have had five or more children. This is called uterine atony, and it can cause significant blood loss. A hospital is ready to deal with anything that may arise.