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Is homebirth "safer" then a hospital?

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Question: In another group there is a thread saying that homebirth is "safer" than birthing in a hospital. This seems insane to me, while a homebirth is safe I don't see how anyone could consider it "safer" So is a homebirth safer than a hospital?

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yes

no


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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Replies (11-20):
UgtaBkdnMe
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Not really. No one high risk would choose homebirth.

Quoting catrig:

Sometimes.    You need an other option.


catrig
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

It depends on what hospitals are available in your area.  What services they offer.  How flexible they are.  I've heard of some really great hospitals.  I've heard of some really horrible hospitals.  

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

Not really. No one high risk would choose homebirth.

Quoting catrig:

Sometimes.    You need an other option.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM
They're safer because they have less risk of infection and there are no doctors telling you to stay on your back while they give you pitocin and epidurals and make you think they have to intervene because your body isn't doing its job.
UgtaBkdnMe
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The hospital in MO that delivered my son sucked. THey gave me way to much of an epi I couldn't walk for days.

However, I'm still going to a hospital this time (a better one) IMO it's about the what ifs. If my baby need help I don't want to have to drive 20 minutes to get it.

Quoting catrig:

It depends on what hospitals are available in your area.  What services they offer.  How flexible they are.  I've heard of some really great hospitals.  I've heard of some really horrible hospitals.  

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

Not really. No one high risk would choose homebirth.

Quoting catrig:

Sometimes.    You need an other option.




UgtaBkdnMe
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I find it hard to beleive this happens. I've never known a woman who was forced into an epidural. Or pitocen for that matter.

Quoting Anonymous:

They're safer because they have less risk of infection and there are no doctors telling you to stay on your back while they give you pitocin and epidurals and make you think they have to intervene because your body isn't doing its job.


notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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well considering women have been doing it for centuries and ourspecies is still going strong yes imo it is safe.

catrig
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:44 AM

We have two major hospital networks in my area.  One is awesome.  The other I wouldn't go to unless I had absolutely no other options.  I have heard too many horror stories from that hospital.

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

The hospital in MO that delivered my son sucked. THey gave me way to much of an epi I couldn't walk for days.

However, I'm still going to a hospital this time (a better one) IMO it's about the what ifs. If my baby need help I don't want to have to drive 20 minutes to get it.

Quoting catrig:

It depends on what hospitals are available in your area.  What services they offer.  How flexible they are.  I've heard of some really great hospitals.  I've heard of some really horrible hospitals.  

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

Not really. No one high risk would choose homebirth.

Quoting catrig:

Sometimes.    You need an other option.





AjCeCeMom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
For a low risk pregnancy I believe it's much safer.
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MorganTho
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Because staff will push unneeded interventions, you are exposed to more super bugs in a hospital setting.

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

But why? Why would it be safer to deliver at home, assuming everything is fine and goes perfectly it still seems logical to me to be in a hospital.

Quoting Anonymous:

For women who are not high risk, yes, it is more safe.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Haven't you heard of all the super bugs in hospitals?

We are raised to believe the hospital is the place to be, but for low risk women, a hospital just ups the chances of major complications

Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

But why? Why would it be safer to deliver at home, assuming everything is fine and goes perfectly it still seems logical to me to be in a hospital.

Quoting Anonymous:

For women who are not high risk, yes, it is more safe.


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