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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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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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Devious333
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM
No, it's not the "new thing." My mom had my younger bro at home 16 years ago.

Quoting Anonymous:

No. But I personally think homebirthing is stupid. But if you ask any obgyn they tell you that they strongly advise against it because you don't know what can go wrong and you may not have time till the ambulance gets there and that could mean you or your babies lives, and I listen to doctors who have experience doing this kind of thing way before I listen to some know it all mom who's read online that its the new thing to do.
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by Anonymous on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Yea sorry anon but you sign a paper telling you that, consenting to everything and telling you you can Deny those things. Truth is you didn't because you let them so whatever because you didn't know what to do. It wasn't forced on you against your will so shut up!!


Quoting IWantOneMorePlz:

With my first baby, my water had broken at home, and nothing was happening 24 hrs later, so my Dr ASKED me if we could start Pitocin.  My baby was also 9 days late.  I also was told (and signed a paper stating) that I had the RIGHT to REFUSE any medical procedure.   Meaning that if I didn't want something, I wouldn't get it.

Quoting Anonymous:

Lmao.

You're obviously ignorant to how birth works.



And yes, it was forced on me. As they are injecting my IV with it, they tell me, we are giving you pitocin to speed things up. No questions before. No time to deny.



Quoting Anonymous:

Nope. They didn't force anything on you. They suggested it and either you didn't chime in and say you didn't want to or your baby was already in risk because the labor wasn't progressing fast enough.







Quoting Anonymous:

My friend was 7cm, and they forced pitocin on her.







They forced pitocin on me as well. It resulted in my baby going into stress and a csection.







Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

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.






wissotamum
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Homebirths are safer for many women, not for some.  Homebirth midwives should be licensed and regulated in all states, and backed by knowledgeable physicians.  It would save our country a lot of money and improve our morbidity/mortality rates.

I think the AAP has too strong of a lobby to ever allow it. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

No, I also had nurses telling me that if I didn't want something, I didn't have to have it.  Maybe YOU were forced against your will, but I wasn't.  I was asked time and time again, "Is this alright with you if.."  I don't remember you in my delivery room.  

One of the people that I had in my room had all 5 of her kids at home, and she was impressed by how I was treated.  YOU SHUT UP!

Quoting Anonymous:

Yea sorry anon but you sign a paper telling you that, consenting to everything and telling you you can Deny those things. Truth is you didn't because you let them so whatever because you didn't know what to do. It wasn't forced on you against your will so shut up!!


Quoting IWantOneMorePlz:

With my first baby, my water had broken at home, and nothing was happening 24 hrs later, so my Dr ASKED me if we could start Pitocin.  My baby was also 9 days late.  I also was told (and signed a paper stating) that I had the RIGHT to REFUSE any medical procedure.   Meaning that if I didn't want something, I wouldn't get it.

Quoting Anonymous:

Lmao.

You're obviously ignorant to how birth works.



And yes, it was forced on me. As they are injecting my IV with it, they tell me, we are giving you pitocin to speed things up. No questions before. No time to deny.



Quoting Anonymous:

Nope. They didn't force anything on you. They suggested it and either you didn't chime in and say you didn't want to or your baby was already in risk because the labor wasn't progressing fast enough.







Quoting Anonymous:

My friend was 7cm, and they forced pitocin on her.







They forced pitocin on me as well. It resulted in my baby going into stress and a csection.







Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

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.







LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Honestly if I didn't have to have a c section, I wouldn't. If I COULD have a home birth, I would try to do it. I don't think people really understand the stress of major surgery on the body. So many people think a c section isn't major surgery but it is. 

Quoting mommy2annaliese:

lol, no thanks. And you know, i don't think csections are all that awful. I think I will opt for one with my next child. If things look like they could be going downhill I would much rather have one than chance anything ever happening to my baby. Just my
Opinion. Everyone is different. I personally would never even think of having a home birth but whatever someone else wants to do
Is up to them :) your body your choice.


Quoting Anonymous:

Ohhh, but it is the majority. Go to the pregnancy boards and read birth stories.



Also, the fact the nations csection rate is well over 30% speaks volumes



Quoting mommy2annaliese:

Hospital never pushed me to do any of that and I begged them to. That's not the case with every hospital and probably not the majority of them either.






Quoting MorganTho:

Because to them that's the way its done. Strap a woman to a monitor, make her stay in bed, then check her cervix every hour, break her water for her (arom).







Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

Why do you think the staff will "push unneeded interventions?"

Quoting MorganTho:

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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