What do you think of JM's Homebirth article?
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July 12th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington State
Pretty basic. Fairly accurate. The last couple points I somewhat disagree with...
# If there is an emergency, there will be a delay in receiving care while you travel to the nearest hospital.
# You will need to arrange for your own postpartum help.
First off, that depends largely on WHERE you are. Generally if there is a true emergency (for example in the event of a c/s) the OR can be prepped while you are in transit and often you get there before they are ready.
Second, doesn't EVERYONE need to arrange their own postpartum help? duh... it's not like you stay in the hospital for 6 weeks after delivery, most times its only a day or two. And most midwives provide more postpartum support than OBs do. I've never heard of an OB going to the mom's house in the days following birth to check up with her, I hear that ALL THE TIME with midwives.
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