I am sure that this questions has been asked before, but I have yet to come across it and just wanted to know what other mothers thought. In case you don't know this is when a woman prefers to have an unassisted birth. She prefers to have her child at home with her husband or a significant other helping her, but not medical intervention, not even a midwife. I personally don't understand why a woman would, put her life and her child's life at risk like that. Think about how many womane and children use to die in childbirth before we had the advancements we have today.Answer Question
I think people should at least have a midwife JMO and I wouldnt make someone do it, its their choice ultimately.
I had my first in just 15 min after my water broke, mind you I was dialated to only 4 when they broke it with no other medical interventions and my second was 4 hrs so I guess I could have done it pretty easily. The fear of the unknows would always have stopped me though
Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 AM on Nov. 19, 2008
Answer by OOHPFG at 1:37 AM on Nov. 19, 2008
OOHPFG. So if you would get pregnant again and deliver your baby by yourself wouldn't you be afraid of the what ifs. Like the baby being breech, the umbilicord being wrapped around it's neck to tight and killing it. Or the fact that your uterus my not contract and you could hemorrhage and die. I am not putting you down for your choice I am just trying to understand why someone would take that risk. I know that child birth can be natural and a beautiful experience I just don't understand wanting to take a risk even if it is a small one that could potentially kill you or your baby.
Answer by slick05 at 1:48 AM on Nov. 19, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on Nov. 19, 2008
This special that I watched on it, I believe most of these woman didn't even have prenatal care, so they wouldn't know if they had a condition that would warrant them being at risk. And some once there doctors or midwives found out what they wanted to do they wanted nothing to do with treating giving them prenatal care because they didn't want to be found liable if something went wrong.
Answer by slick05 at 2:08 AM on Nov. 19, 2008
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