My SIL is and her Husband are planning to go to his country of origin after he finishes law school in a few years. So they're going back to not quite rural but not quite big city Nigeria. They are 10th in the world for maternal mortality.
We have a family friend who lives in a poorer part of India because her Husband is trying to start schools for the blind. Because her and her Husband are blind and poor(he makes very little and puts it back in the school) they will be stuck having the baby at home.
I have to be honest I think I'd fly home then have to have the baby even if it meant doing it without my Husband rather then settle for the local midwife. Both of them seem to want their Husbands there and my friend had her first had home here in the states so I guess she's comfortable with homebirth. It just feels like a home birth in Virginia close to a hospital with a CPM is a tiny bit safer then a homebirth with a traditional midwife 30 miles from the nearest hospital plus horrible traffic.
What do you think? What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Feb. 17, 2013 in General Parenting
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