Amy - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 91 moms have responded )
I was reading this article today and was very interested in the comments: http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/...
It seems a lot of people are for or against it, with very few who are natural. And those who are against hospital births in general believe women who give birth at a hospital get "drugged" and aren't allowed a natural child birth.
Personally I see nothing wrong with women who do home births, however I would never do one. The hospitals in my area all have a separate room for the mom to deliver and recover in. You are allowed a family dr, OB, or Midwife, and they follow your personal birth plan as close as possible. I enjoyed having everyone help me so much with my son, and although some things happed that I wish they didn't (like my dr breaking my watter) this time around I'm better educated and found a midwife willing to work with my needs and wants. I feel much more safe knowing that if something does happen that I'm right at the hospital.
So, What are your feelings on this? Do you think women who give birth at a hospital are crazy? What about women who do home births? Did you have one or the other and wish you didn't? Do the hospitals near you even give you the option of a natural childbirth if that's what you want?