Randie - posted on 02/06/2011 ( 68 moms have responded )
First of all we need to thank god for doctors and for what they do for us. Their are amazing doctors that save life's and truly care about our well being. But what do you guys think about home birth? A lot of research has been done that prove that some of the things that hospitals do are purely routine and not always necessary for the health and well being of the mother and child. Some of these unnecessary interventions include inducing labor, IV drip, continuous fetal monitoring, epidural, food and drink restrictions, episiotomy, etc. Studies have even shown that most of these things can increase your chances of having a Cesarean delivery. How do you moms feel about these studies. Would you consider having a home birth? Does these studies make you want to question what your doctor does during your childbirth.
A good movie to watch about this very topic is The Business of Being Born. I actually haven't seen this movie yet but I've seen previews. I'm pregnant with my second baby and am definitely going to watch this before d-day!