I'm 45 min from the hospital and won't have a homebirth for that reason. For me, it's because my best friend's baby, after a problem-free and intervention-free pregnancy and birth, required a heart-lung bypass machine at birth. Freaky. Regardless of how few babies need such interventions in order to live, the trauma they went through won't ever leave me. I'd be thinking, "what if ... ?" I'm a worrywart, too, and that doesn't help.
5/26/04 at 4:52pm