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Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
Originally Posted by alegna
I think home is the best place for normal birth and think it should be the standard of care for probably about 70% of births. Personally I don't think insurance should cover non-homebirth for those without risk factors.
Originally Posted by mmaramba
I have sympathy for the "the woman needs to be wherever she feels most comfortable" argument-- I used to feel like the OP before I did all my research. However, on some level, I think that MOST women can understand and internalize the idea that home is the safest place to be (for women w/low-risk PGs).
My controversial viewpoint is this: we (for the most part) only "feel" safer in hospitals because of erroneous and myth-filled societal indoctrination. Thus, that "feeling," while in some ways a true feeling, is really more of a "thought" than anything else. Instinctively and physically, we are virtually all more comfortable at home than in a bustling, at least somewhat impersonal hospital setting. But we "know" that hospitals are "safer," therefore we "feel" safer in them.
But many of our bodies do not. They STILL slow labor when we get there. We STILL feel more stressed in that setting. Our conscious (and often subconscious) tell us that we are "doing the right thing," but most of us never really "feel" it-- in large part because it's not true. I'd compare this to CIO.
Originally Posted by teagreenribbons
Home or Indepent Birth Center or Hospital whether its regular or alternative one.
For me now its at the hospital in the alternative birth center, if something goes wrong or just feel I can't handle the pain anymore, I can just be transfer to the regular birth unit of the hospital.
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