Choosing a homebirth adds unnecessary risks and is irresponsible.
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In the event of wanting a natural birth(no pain medication, etc.), why not do so in a safe surrounding in a hospital or birthing center? The difference between that and a home birth is, if a problem ensues there will be trained Obstetricians there to intercede. Some of the problems possibly being:" maternal hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, eclampsia, uteran abruption, prolapsed umbilical cord, or other obstetric emergencies which would require immediate medical care not available during a home birth" (American Medical Association).
If mother or baby died on the way to the hospital in any of the above situations it would be an unnecessary tragedy. Why would anyone put they're newborn at risk in this way, or themselves? My ancestors had they're babies at home but they also frequently lost they're children and died themselves. Also, in the case of a lower income family, there are many state programs availabe to help you have a baby practically cost free. So I want someone to take this debate to explain to me how having a home birth over rules doing everything in one's power to keep they're newborn child safe; which is a parents most important job.
I will concede the fact there was a higher chance of death with a home birth, but the problem was the fact that people did not know how to perform a home birth properly. In that light if you cannot perform a home birth properly then you would of course have a higher risk of death.
It all comes down to How you handle the situation. if you handle it correctly then the home births will have a minimal risk.
Thank you for agreeing with my saying that home birth's are more dangerous than those in a hospital. This is very important, as this debate is over home births adding unnecessary risks to baby and mother. Also, even when using proper birthing techniques, any of the emergency situations I quoted above would be devastating. If the mother were to have a hemorrhage she would die of blood loss in a matter of minutes. So you say "it all comes down to how you handle the situation" there's no way to handle a situation requiring surgery and blood transfusions at home.
The good thing about a home birth is that it is low to no cost. A woman would not have to debate whether on not to have a kid based solely upon income and availability of a hospital. Also a doctor can be present if the family wants a doctor to be present. It is again the choice of the family. Also much of the equipment is available to the family and can have it set up in their house.
Religions like the Christian Science and other religions like it believe only in that God will save them. Not only is it a religious choice. I also believe that most people who are afraid of hospitals will not go to a hospital even if they are expecting a birth.
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