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|Marlowe ended up at another hospital, where she had a quick, natural birth she described as "a piece of cake." She didn't know about the first hospital's action until her husband was told by a reporter.|
Originally Posted by Cyneburh
The life of Amber Marlowe's baby was not at stake! Yet this article makes it sound as though it could have been.
Ah, but to hear many many people talk about it, the health of ALL babies being born is at stake.
Have an epidural because natural childbirth is so risky...
Have an episiotomy because the risk of tearing is so high...
Have a scheduled c-section because vaginal birth is always so risky...
Don't have a VBAC because it carries so much risk...
Have your baby at a hospital because homebirth is so risky...
Have an OB for your care because birth is too dangerous to risk an incompetent midwife...
Unfortunately, there are way too many people who are on that bandwagon. Medically directed birth is absolutely right because birth is so inherently dangerous, and the chance of death of the mother and/or baby is so high, it's amazing that we all got here in the first place!!!
Where's that barfing smilie when I need it?????
|I want to know why so many women are willing to give their birthing rights up to the docs??|
Originally Posted by Raven
You must remember how childbirth was moved from the home into the hospial.
In the past, there were many deaths involved during childbirth. This ws b/c there was no knowlege of germs, bacteria and how they caused disease. In those days too, sanitary conditions were poor and housing was also inadequate. Upper-class woman began having Doctors attend their births and this became a common thing - asociated with Upper Class and nobilty.
|Last month, prosecutors in Pittsburgh charged an unlicensed midwife with involuntary manslaughter for failing to take a woman to the hospital when her baby began to be delivered feet-first. The child died two days later. The midwife said she had been trying to honor the mother's wishes to have the baby at home.|
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