Has anyone watched the the documentary on The Business of Being B
Born? It is on Netflix, my cousin is pregnant and she told me about it. It really is so informative. I think I'm going to look more into having a home birth instead of going to the hospital. Did any of you mom's think about or have a home birth>
I think we all need to become more educated about birth. We all need to understand what is being done to us and why. We all need to understand the real risk and benefits of all birth options. We need this information to be given to us free of bias. There are so many biased that affect our healthcare and our children's births, money, insurance, politicians, MONEY again, etc. Our best interest isn't always first when a treatment or intervention is recommended. We need to learn how to advocate for ourselves and protect ourselves.
Do you have high risk pregnancy or low risk? A home birth is not recommended if you are high risk and may need more medical supervision.
I've heard many moms say that they were very happy with their homebirths. An old friend from highschool tried to have a homebirth, but she had complications and had to be transported to the hospital. If you do choose a homebirth make sure of your midwife's qualifcations. (educational background and expierence are important I would think.) I would make sure to have a certified nurse midwife if you can. Or you can have a midwife go with you to the hospital and she can act as a go-between for you and help you have your labor and delivery the way you want. (or discuss options if interventions are necessary.)
I hope you find the best option option for you. :)
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