I'm not sure how to vote. After 2.5 days of posterior labor (no real issues other than mild dehydration and no sleep), I was transported since I wasn't progressing past 7cm. Ended up with a c-sect. Baby was fine.
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7/28/08 at 2:50am
You know, when I posted this poll I really expected to see a greater percentage not having a problem! Though I know this isn't exactly scientific, we do have almost 100 replies, and I've read again and again that 95% (thereabouts) of homebirths go off without a hitch...in this poll we have results showing only about 55% with no problems...a full quarter (almost 25%) had problems that caused them to take either mom or baby to the hospital etc. (they "sought medical help") and another quarter, or thereabouts (slightly less) had problems, but handled them at home.
What do you all think is the explanation for this high rate of reported problems?