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#31 of 33 Old 11-01-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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I'll be frank.  I read a lot of the books the OP did and had a homebirth.   The homebirth was neither a beautiful, glorious experience or a horrible, dangerous one.

 

It wasn't until afterwards that I found The Skeptical OB's blog and was fascinated by a whole other side of the issue that I was unaware of despite thinking of myself as an "educated" homebirth mother.


 

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Will I have a homebirth with my next child?  Not sure -- but if I do, I will certainly do so with a fuller understanding of what I'm doing.
 


I think I can see where you're coming from.  I can totally see how someone could get so focused on the "pro-homebirth" message that it becomes difficult to maintain awareness of all the issues surrounding the choice to homebirth or not.  While I would not use a source like the Skeptical OB (who I am not sure is entirely welcome on this forum) I certainly agree that keeping an open mind and being a critical thinker is very important when making the decision about where to give birth.  I, personally, find statements like, "Homebirth is proven far safer than hospital birth" to be about as irksome as as Dr. Amy.  That said, t is entirely possible (and likely) that the OP has plenty of pro-hospital birth information.  I almost feel like pro-hospital birth is kind of the default.  And to contrast that, the likelihood that anyone even a little dialed into the topic of homebirth would hear quite a lot of negative press about the issue is fairly high.  


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To go back to the books, one that has meant a lot to me is the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedoff.  She goes a little too far with a theory meant to cover EVERY facet of human behavior, but it remains a beautiful story of how people can live (and man, look out for those descriptions of babies' suffering in hospitals--they will slaughter you) and I still reread it every so often.

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To go back to the books, one that has meant a lot to me is the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedoff.  She goes a little too far with a theory meant to cover EVERY facet of human behavior, but it remains a beautiful story of how people can live (and man, look out for those descriptions of babies' suffering in hospitals--they will slaughter you) and I still reread it every so often.



I read the CC and related ideas as part the discipline aspect of parenting.  Although I do baby wear and do some other things talked about in CC it resonated with me when my  child was older.  I think reading about discipline early on is really helpful.  For me, I am very grateful that my partner and I talked about some of that stuff before we had child.  OP, if you grow weary of reading about birth - maybe some of the great child-rearing books would be nice.  It is a continuum for sure.  ;-)  


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