Originally Posted by finnegansmom
Pixie, it's an antibiotic and I guess it's supposed to clear the eys of any baceteria or possible STDs when coming out the vagina? I think it's sad, I had it with my first and I remember him squinting to see me... I declined for my second.
Oh, seriously! That's not nesessary! Gosh.
Originally Posted by cactuspear
I lived in Scandinavia for a while, where everyone has health insurance and midwifery care is a big part of public health. That would be my preference here in the USA. Or the Dutch model - even better!
Actually, we don't have health insurance here in Scandinavia. We don't need it. Health care is mostly free because of our taxes. All health care for kids and pregnant women is totally free (including birth, postnatal care, and home visits from a nurse person after birth), all hospital care is free for everyone. Adults pay about 30$ for a doctors appointment. And about the same for the ER visit.
Can you tell me what the Dutch model is? My friend majikfaerie in here said that where I live they follow the Dutch model, and I'm still not sure what that is.
And when you guys talk about the cost of a homebirth, what are you paying for exactly? It's the midwife yes?
A homebirth MW here takes about 800-850$ for a homebirth (including pre- and postnatal care).
Same with a doula. (Except that goes for birth anywhere of course.) And that's all you pay for a homebirth.
And the funny thing is, that the state reimburses you for the MW cost of a homebirth. They want birth to be free here.