first of all i am NOT bashing anyone, I am just curious.
werent you afraid that something would go wrong? what if there was an emergency and complications that you needed medical attention for? what would have happened?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Just for Fun
My first daughter was stillborn due to being wrapped in her umbilical cord. Until that happened, I thought a home birth sounded like a great idea. With my other two pregnancies I was induced two weeks early so that I could be at the hospital, hooked to the fetal heart monitor before I went into labor. THANK GOD we did this! It saved my youngest daughter's life. She was having distress during my contractions and her heart rate was dropping severely low every time. Had I labored at home, we would not have known this and she probably would have died before the doctor could deliver her.
I'm not trying to be hateful, but after living through these experiences, I feel having a home birth is naive and very dangerous! I pray my daughters will NEVER consider it as an option.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
i think if an emergency came up, they go to a hospital. most women who have home births understand this risk, and don't want to deny themselves or their baby getting medical care. i personally have never heard of a home birth going terribly bad. if their pregnancy has been good, and no complications are expected, then a home birth seems to be a great choice for some women. no one would intentionally put their life or their child's life at risk.
Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 11:04 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:09 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:16 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
My daughter had the internal monitor, which is much more accurate than external monitoring. Also, it didn't start happening until at the very end (like the last 15-20 min.) of my labor. Who knows whether we could have even made it to the hospital in time to save her life once we realized there was a problem? It's just not a risk I would be willing to take.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
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