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GetEduc8d July 1st, 2013 5:45am

How do you view women who chose to birth at home with a midwife rather than at a hospital with a doctor? (If the options below don't fit for you, please share in the comments.)

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logophile Florida
07/03/13 7:19 am

I don't view them as informed or weird. I view them as making a personal decision, nothing more and nothing less.

twss trump is a garbage human
07/02/13 6:07 am

Neither option really fit for me. I think home birthing is a very brave choice but not for me. Doesn't make them weird, however.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:09 am

I don't see them as either - perhaps independent would be the right word. I see nothing wrong with it, but I don't see anything wrong with a hospital either. I've had two friends have home births, one of which I was honored to be at.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:11 am

Both had the some excellent midwife and were moments from a hospital. Both had very good - and different reason. Both have beautiful baby girls. One if now a Junior at UC Santa Barbara and the other is just a month old

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/01/13 6:54 am

Good for them.
I personally wouldnt do that in case there was a medical emergency. I like the thought of having a lot of doctors nearby.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/01/13 6:43 am

I like the home birth idea. I have many crunchy friends who birthed at home. There's one horror story amongst my circle, but most are wonderful.

07/01/13 12:41 am

It's how it was done for millennia, I don't see anything wrong with it

EarlyBird Portland
07/01/13 4:02 am

Reb -a lot of people want to see you in the next SoH on air show. If you are interested, please contact Tony.

07/01/13 5:20 am

Really? Where was this discussion? I'd be happy to but maybe tony would take it more seriously if it was other tooting my horn, not myself, know what I mean?

EarlyBird Portland
07/01/13 5:24 am

Veritas... Has a poll asking who we would like to see. Go in there, look around and let Tony know if you're game :-)

EarlyBird Portland
07/01/13 6:39 am

Shortly before the "are banks ethical?" Poll

07/01/13 6:57 am

Not showing up for me can you do the share poll button and email it to me

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:13 am

Imagine that - your email is rebellious one - LOL - at least you are more creative than I.

07/01/13 9:55 am

If anyone could share that poll would me I'd appreciate

07/01/13 10:40 am

Try, my other email

peacefullife Land of Moss
06/30/13 11:32 pm

Unless I have complete placenta previa at 39 wks or labor begins prior to 35+6, I will be having any little ones at home.
Working in a modern L&D is what started my journey to the crunchy side, and it's why I'm studying to be a midwife!

peacefullife Land of Moss
06/30/13 11:33 pm

Of course I'm thinking positively, and not accounting for life threatening conditions, e.g. Pre-eclampsia...

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
06/30/13 11:57 pm

Good for you! Where are you studying, if you don't mind my asking?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/01/13 6:53 am

Be sure and get fully certified please, we had one here where she was anti medicine in the family didn't know it, the baby died. And she refused to get certified very tragic She told the family no medical care and it would've saved the babies life.

GetEduc8d learning more everyday
07/01/13 6:55 am

That's so sad. Those are the midwives that give home birth a bad name.

GetEduc8d learning more everyday
07/01/13 6:56 am

I meant so sad about the baby not about the bad name part.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:16 am

Peaceful - that is so awesome - without giving too much info - one of my home birth friends really had a good reason not to want to go to the doctor or the hospital. You will truly be giving "peace" to some

peacefullife Land of Moss
07/01/13 1:26 pm

ClarityRose - NCM

Re: certification - it's only a piece of paper that ultimately says you can pay & bill insurance, I may or may not be licensed, but the important thing is how I choose to practice - something a paper will never help.

peacefullife Land of Moss
07/01/13 1:28 pm

I know my limits, when to ask for help, and how to look into a woman's eyes and tell her what she doesn't want to hear, and have her believe me. There are risks to everything in life, and if you choose the risks of birthing at home w/a MW over....

peacefullife Land of Moss
07/01/13 1:29 pm

The risks of being delivered at a hospital by an OB, you are choosing which risks you'd prefer.
Informed or not, you are deciding!

peacefullife Land of Moss
07/01/13 1:31 pm

Wow, my previous comments came out kinda rudely... Didn't mean that... Just passionate about INFORMED consent when it comes to birth!

Angela12 Anyang, South Korea
06/30/13 11:03 pm

It doesn't bother me as long as the pregnancy is low risk. I think a high risk pregnancy should definitely have a hospital staff in the immediate vicinity.

Cruz2016 Rum Bum Beach City
06/30/13 10:57 pm

I tend to agree with lovelife2. I would have liked to had an idc choice too, btw.

susanr Colorado
06/30/13 10:53 pm

I have friends who have given birth at home; I was present (as photographer & friend) at the births of both sons of 1 friend. They were amazing experiences. I also have a friend who was a midwife (or whatever the male equivalent is) in the...

susanr Colorado
06/30/13 10:55 pm

60s & 70s, delivered MANY babies with no adverse incidents - he was good at sending higher risk women to docs. Later became a PA & then an MD himself.

I don't think I'd have the courage to do it myself. I'm a chicken.

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
06/30/13 11:56 pm

A male midwife is still a midwife. The term loosely means wife's helper.

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 12:07 am

Thanks, I couldn't remember for sure. It was so long ago, & I've never known another male midwife.

07/01/13 12:42 am

Funny how people don't seem as concerned about changing titles that are female oriented yet we have to say congressperson and chairperson all the time now.

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 12:52 am

But look at what clarity is saying - it mean's "wife's helper." It's from Middle English; means "with woman." Etymology that I've looked at differs: some imply it means "the woman who is with the mother"; others imply "a person who is *with the wife*

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 12:54 am

which is what clarity says. I have no problem using appropriate professional or similar terms to make them gender-correct, inclusive, or genderless, but this one doesn't seem to need that, to me.

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 12:56 am

And you know you don't HAVE to use terms like "chairperson" if you don't want to. It just seems more appropriate to me, & acknowledges that women aren't men, & shouldn't have to stand under an umbrella designating them sorta-people, because they...

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 12:57 am

...sure aren't men. Actually, I'd think your passion for individual liberty would drive you more in that direction, but I'm probably missing something.

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 1:00 am

If you feel like it, you could list some other female titles you think have been excluded from the move to make words gender appropriate. I'd be interested in seeing them.

07/01/13 2:20 am

Well if we're going all old English here -man was indeed used in place of person, it had no gender defining qualities. It is only by today's PC standards that it has been given a masculine undertone.

I really don't care was just pointing it out.

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
06/30/13 10:49 pm

While I wouldn't personally choose to birth at home, I will have a midwife in the delivery room when the time comes. Of course, I work with midwives, so I may be a little biased :)

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 10:47 pm

Eh I don't really care. Its their kid they can birth it however they want