A baby is four times more likely to die being born at home instead of in a hospital. Have you or would you do a home birth?
My next one will be if there are no complications during pregnancy. There is a hospital less than 5 minutes away...
I was born by a midwife at home.
If I were the lady with the mythical curse of going into labor and giving birth fifteen minutes later. That story was crazy, each kid born within minutes so they stopped trying to make it to the hospital.
3 of our 4 were born at home. The only one that had complications was the one born in the hospital.
I have been to the births of all my children, and I do not want that mess at my house..
No, I would likely choose c-section. After a spinal fusion I can't lay on my back for long periods of time, and my push function is likely not so great.
Would I do it? No. Would I tell others they can't? Absolutely not.
Are those stats for midwife oversighted births w prenatal care? Or home births without?
Never would. Cant take any chances.
I gave birth in a hospital. Home birth is way too risky.
Our first and second daughters were emergency c-sections due to conditions that couldn't have been anticipated. If we hadn't been in a hospital my wife and daughters would be dead.
If someone wants to take the risk of a home birth, fine, but not me.
Born in hospital, early I made good choices
I don't know nothing about birthin' no babies!
What about making them? Lol
That's the easy part! Raising them is hard. That's why Liberals would rather kill them. All of the fun and no work. Sound familiar?
This seems to be somewhat popular these days but I think it is crazy to risk the life of your baby like that.
Perhaps your statistic is for "unplanned home births?" The research we did in the past indicated that planned home births have the least number of problems. The risk is low too since only very low risk pregnancies are birthed at home, usually.
Home birthing mothers are generally affluent and health conscious. The mothers are typically in good health, lead exercise-oriented lifestyles, and place value on natural birthing. Hospital births involve pain killers and their side effects, and ....
...and then drugs to speed-up the birth process because the pain killers slowed it down.
My wife didn't use any drugs at all, had tons of pre-screening, lots of planning, certified midwives, a dr at the nearby hospital on standby...................
....the route to the hospital had been practiced, the midwives on speed dial, classes taken beforehand, tons of prenatal care, careful attention to her diet, and an ounce of good luck.
The new study looked at births for 14 million babies born at full-term in the US. Among deliveries by midwives in hospitals, 3.1 babies died for every 10,000 births, compared with 13.2 deaths for every 10,000 births that midwives delivered at home.
I can buy that. But how do the numbers compare to non-midwife hospital births. That's the real question, isn't it?
I loved my epidural.