about how to #1 make sure the providers we choose are competent , and #2 how to improve flaws that are *currently* in the US homebirth system..
ok here goes-
as many of you know i lost my full term baby at a homebirth gone wrong... she was my fourth birth with a midwife, third at home. i was completely low risk up until the labor. my midwife missed very important signs- fever, fetal tachacardia, bleeding, meconium stained fluid.
since then i have been told by many that i am anti-homebirth- but this is not true.
i respect homebirth as a choice- i have seen how wonderful it can be..but i have also seen how bad it can be.
i have spent the last year struggling with what i can do, iykwim....
i want to have a discussion that keeps to the UA about how we all think things can be improved.
because the thing is, my midwife was very well reccommended, and had all the right "answers" to my questions...
maybe one thing is i was not asking the right questions?
what about other countries? i think a lot of the problem here is the way midwives are not part of the main medical community, meaning they don't often have OB backup, or malpractice insurance, or any training in major complications. what if things were more like Canada for example?
what do you think?