Add something you wish you had known before you went into labor.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
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Answer by MaryMW at 1:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
That the overwhelming majority of doctors and hospitals practice liability based care, not evidence based care. And that the majority of them have NEVER seen a natural birth. There is almost ALWAYS intervention in some form or another, whether it is IV, pain medication, augmentation, coached pushing, yanking on the baby, separation of mother and baby, etc. I could go on and on.
That homebirth and free-standing birth centers have been proven over and over again to have at least the same outcomes as hospitals, yet have drastically reduced intervention rates. A CPM or CNM is prepared for a variety of emergencies and brings certain drugs, oxygen, and other tools to aid in the correction of these emergencies.
That more and more women are choosing out of hospital birth for safety reasons above anything else.
Answer by squish at 2:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2010