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|View Poll Results: Did You Have Unexpected Problems with Homebirth?|
|yes, a problem with baby, but we managed the birth at home anyway||46||5.92%|
|yes, a problem with baby, for which we went to seek medical help||54||6.95%|
|yes, a problem with mom, but we managed birth at home anyway||71||9.14%|
|yes, problem with mom, for which we went to seek medical help.||73||9.40%|
|no, no problems with baby or with mom.||533||68.60%|
|Voters: 777. You may not vote on this poll|
Mom to Liv (9/07) and Nora (2/11)
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?
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
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