I am simply shocked that this came from Mothering. I understand this article doesn't say, "You can't have a hb if..." But its pretty close. Hb isn't for everyone but they are making it sound like hb is rarely for anyone.
Renting or Subleasing for not a reason to hb?
: That right there excludes at least 30% of people most of which are young (homeownership increases with age, and the highest rate is 80% and thats for those over 60 and I doubt many of them are having babies).
Bleeding during pg? They didn't say what part so I guess that means even in the first trimester when 20-30% of women experience bleeding. Seems like we are trying to widdle away at the percentage of women who can hb.
No vbac? I know alot of women who choose hb because they can't find a dr or hospital willing to take on a vbac. We should be encouraging these women where to find someone who will - not shut another door in their face.
I have heard said that you shouldn't choose a hb simply because of finances. Well I would turn that around and say you shouldn't choose a hospital birth simply for that reason either.
Little privacy? Sure I wouldn't want my ils around when I was giving birth but even they would be better than the complete strangers at the hospital who had their hands in my yoni! Seriously; hospitals are not very private, esp the post partum rooms.
I tried very hard not to sound snarky but this article was just too much. Its very close to sounding like it was written by an OB.