Abortion- fine! But Home birth, NO WAY
I’ve been learning a lot about home births lately. I have to admit I thought they were old fashioned and for crazy hippies or something.
Until I had my first child and got frustrated at the way my requests were ignored. What I wanted to happen while I was in labor didn’t. Part is due to the fact that my daughter came 5.5 weeks early so they were taking huge precautions. But why couldn’t I have a glass of water??!!
Even now as I think about the delivery of my second child home birth is just a thought in the VERY BACK of my head. Mostly because I’ve been reading more and more about other people doing it and realizing they get to deliver how they want. If they want to eat while in labor, they can! If they want to sit in the tub, they can! There are a lot of benefits of a home birth that out way the small chance that something goes wrong. Even if something does go wrong you from what I understand you have a midwife, plus her attendants there. That midwife’s main concern is the health of you and your baby, if something looks wrong, she’s gonna take you to the hospital.
Anyway, it’s still just a thought in the back of my mind. For this pregnancy, it’s not for me.
However, I know it IS for some people. Where and how you have your baby should be your choice, and now AMA (American Medical Association) wants to take that choice away from women.
So let me get this straight… if a woman wants to kill her child by having an abortion- that’s fine. But she better not decide she wants to try to deliver her baby at home, in her own comfort, with medical staff present. Oh no, that would be horrible.
For more information, and a much better post, click on the Home Birth is a choice button at the top of this post.
Posted: June 18th, 2008 under unlabled.