I thought the video was pretty biased. I would personally never use a midwife or give birth at home. I felt so much safer in a hospital. So many things can go wrong...it seems silly to give birth at home. You can lose your entire blood supply in less than 5 minutes in a post-partum hemorrage, as one of the doctors put it. Why risk that in ANY pregnancy, even a low-risk one???
This video I think was intended to show women that midwifes are better and safer than hospitals and ob-gyns. They said that ob-gyns are surgeons who should only perform cesarean deliveries and other surgeries. True they are surgeons, but that does not mean they don't know how to deliver a baby naturally and without drugs! I know it seems that way because drugs are used so much in hospitals, but that's just not the case. Not every ob-gyn is like that. It is easy for me to believe that doctors in big-city hospitals are like that, however.
at 10:21 AM on Jul. 26, 2009