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think4yourself February 4th, 2014 1:25am

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?

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rainman1088
02/04/14 1:55 am

My next one will be if there are no complications during pregnancy. There is a hospital less than 5 minutes away...

foxycheese202 A Mormon
02/03/14 10:39 pm

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.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 7:56 pm

3 of our 4 were born at home. The only one that had complications was the one born in the hospital.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/03/14 7:56 pm

I have been to the births of all my children, and I do not want that mess at my house..

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LadyA Earth Explorer
02/03/14 7:30 pm

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.

bkcrt California
02/03/14 7:25 pm

Would I do it? No. Would I tell others they can't? Absolutely not.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/03/14 7:15 pm

Are those stats for midwife oversighted births w prenatal care? Or home births without?

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/03/14 7:04 pm

Never would. Cant take any chances.

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nastusha1079 LV426
02/03/14 6:52 pm

I gave birth in a hospital. Home birth is way too risky.

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MrMilkdud
02/03/14 6:49 pm

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.

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jvc1133 61535
02/03/14 6:39 pm

Born in hospital, early I made good choices

cowboy Doors of Perception
02/03/14 6:32 pm

I don't know nothing about birthin' no babies!

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think4yourself Not a safe space
02/03/14 6:53 pm

What about making them? Lol

cowboy Doors of Perception
02/03/14 6:56 pm

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?

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/03/14 6:26 pm

This seems to be somewhat popular these days but I think it is crazy to risk the life of your baby like that.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 8:00 pm

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.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 8:02 pm

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 ....

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 8:04 pm

...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...................

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 8:06 pm

....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.

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/03/14 8:48 pm

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.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/03/14 9:08 pm

I can buy that. But how do the numbers compare to non-midwife hospital births. That's the real question, isn't it?

foxycheese202 A Mormon
02/04/14 6:46 am

I loved my epidural.