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March 4th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Left Coast
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I would let him know what the research says, it is as safe OR safer at home than in the hospital. You mention 0.1% chance of "something going wrong at home", the chance is higher in the hospital of "something going wrong". To me, that speaks volumes.
His issue is IF something were to happen (pretty much the scenario he is fearing is if the baby is having a hard time breathing) then being at home adds medical response time onto the situation. The midwife we would use does have some medications as well as oxygen and a mask if needed but she cannot intubate, therefore we would have to wait until paramedics arrived.
I just don't know how to argue that other than saying "that's not gonna happen". But it COULD happen. Hell, he was fine with home birth until we watched Pregnant in America where this EXACT scenario happened! Totally freaked him out and we dropped the idea of home birth for awhile. But I just can't get away from the idea...
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