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August 6th, 2006, 07:59 PM
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Interesting, but not surprising...

U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world, report says


And then we ask ourselves - what are the key differences between our culture and other developed countries cultures in the area of Obstetrics and childbirth? Anyone? Who knows (looking for hands............................................. ..............................
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August 6th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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Well, I can tell you who doesn't know--my parents! They're convinced I'm going to die because I'm having a homebirth. They won't listen to any of the information Dh and I give them either. Oh well...

~Nay, who plans to videotape the birth so everyone can see how great natural homebirth can be!
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Maybe it has something to do with doctors playing God and not letting women do what their bodies are made to do? Hmm.
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August 7th, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Ahh yes - the one modern country that did away with midwives and puts the vast majority of mothers under the care of OBs - intended to care for high risk women, regardless if they are low risk. And yet WE have a phenomenal (and not in a good way) mortality rate.

Yet, Im sure that there are more than a few OBs who will say "aha! we must intervene more - save these women!".



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hmmmm...

funny to think of the ego of human kind... to try to do things 'better' than nature and all her wonderfulness....

hmmmmmmmmmm.....
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I agree with LaLa!
When births were taken out of womens hands and put into MD's is when the problems started!
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What country has the best fetal and maternal outcomes? Isn't it the Netherlands where midwifery care is the primary model of care ?
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August 9th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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Hello ladies! This is my first post in this forum, I'm so glad it is here.

I agree with all that you have said. The mentality of this country is to treat pregnancy like an illness rather than a natural process of life. I'm so sick of everyone asking me if I'm doing this test or that test. I have absolutely no risk factors, I want to enjoy this pregnancy (my first) and not have it turned into some long, drawn out medical procedure. Why have all these tests done when it most likely won't change anything in the long run, just cause worry and concern?

People say, well we have the technology, so why not take advantage? Well...I don't see it as an advantage. If something does go wrong, I'm glad that there is technology that can potentially handle it, but I'm not going to seek out things that could potentially be wrong. I trust my body, my mind and my midwife to take me through this wonderful process of life successfully.
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Hello ladies! This is my first post in this forum, I'm so glad it is here.

I agree with all that you have said. The mentality of this country is to treat pregnancy like an illness rather than a natural process of life. I'm so sick of everyone asking me if I'm doing this test or that test. I have absolutely no risk factors, I want to enjoy this pregnancy (my first) and not have it turned into some long, drawn out medical procedure. Why have all these tests done when it most likely won't change anything in the long run, just cause worry and concern?

People say, well we have the technology, so why not take advantage? Well...I don't see it as an advantage. If something does go wrong, I'm glad that there is technology that can potentially handle it, but I'm not going to seek out things that could potentially be wrong. I trust my body, my mind and my midwife to take me through this wonderful process of life successfully.[/b]
Beautifully written.... and WELCOME!

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What country has the best fetal and maternal outcomes? Isn't it the Netherlands where midwifery care is the primary model of care ?[/b]
Sweden, yes. Where m/ws and OBs work together - the m/ws care for all 'normal' or low risk women and OBs back them up - with free care (don't need to follow the OBs procedures and bias' to get their way).

They also do not use medication NEARLY as much and, I BELIEVE I have heard, their insurances cover doulas (anyone confirm???)
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August 9th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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I agree with all that you have said. The mentality of this country is to treat pregnancy like an illness rather than a natural process of life. I'm so sick of everyone asking me if I'm doing this test or that test. I have absolutely no risk factors, I want to enjoy this pregnancy (my first) and not have it turned into some long, drawn out medical procedure. Why have all these tests done when it most likely won't change anything in the long run, just cause worry and concern?

People say, well we have the technology, so why not take advantage? Well...I don't see it as an advantage. If something does go wrong, I'm glad that there is technology that can potentially handle it, but I'm not going to seek out things that could potentially be wrong. I trust my body, my mind and my midwife to take me through this wonderful process of life successfully.[/b]
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