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Risk of Stillbirth Is 10 Times Higher for Babies Born at Home, Study Finds

Posted by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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Corina1987
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM
I would like to have a homebirth but I think it's comforting knowing there is medical care available in a hospital if something went wrong.
JadeTigr7
by Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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GoodyBrook
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Did they differentiate between the women who worked toward a home birth and those who simply didn't know they were pregnant and gave birth at home?

NtrlMama
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Certainly the findings are a bit skewed.  LOL.  The study found babies born at home...not babies born in a "home birth" situation with a trained midwife and all that.  Certainly the study will include women who "accidentally" birth at home, which hardly can apply or make "home birth" any less safe.

Further, the "something goes wrong" arguement is something every home birthing midwife is prepared to "transport" for.  Good midwifes are trained to spot any "red flags" that might occur.  Home birth is as safe or safer with a trained midwife, not to mention will all of the "sick people" and their germs in the hospital.  I'll keep my baby safe from all that nastiness, thanks.   

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM

but like NtrlMama said there is a big difference from babies being born at home and having a home birth.

ELKmountain.mom
by Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

 I had a home birth and it was by far the most amazing experience of my life! It changed me as a person and gave me the passion for midwifery, I would whole heatedly disagree that there is any reason a healthy mom and baby would be 10 times more likely to still birth just by being at home.

 The prenatal care is well beyond that of most OB professionals and I believe any honest midwife wouldn't allow a mother to deliver at home if it wasn't her safest option. Accidental home births don't, IMO fall into the same field as "home births" and studies like this give unfair information to expecting mothers looking into planned home delivery.

jconney80
by Group Mod on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I agree

Quoting Sarah725:

but like NtrlMama said there is a big difference from babies being born at home and having a home birth.


tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Sep. 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

YEP


Quoting ELKmountain.mom:

 I had a home birth and it was by far the most amazing experience of my life! It changed me as a person and gave me the passion for midwifery, I would whole heatedly disagree that there is any reason a healthy mom and baby would be 10 times more likely to still birth just by being at home.

 The prenatal care is well beyond that of most OB professionals and I believe any honest midwife wouldn't allow a mother to deliver at home if it wasn't her safest option. Accidental home births don't, IMO fall into the same field as "home births" and studies like this give unfair information to expecting mothers looking into planned home delivery.



Naegore
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:35 AM

They clearly didn't look at the whole picture and honed in on a few points that they felt made their case. I hate seeing "studies," such as this, in articles put out by major medias. Too many people take it as gospel because it is considered a legit source. 

Mommabearbergh
by Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:51 AM
I stopped midway through when it mentioned being able to bring specialist within seconds.the article sounds like its trying to scare and also get more people to do hospital birth where its more expensive
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