Never once, not once have I *ever* said I think hospital is the safest option.
I like how you just take one theme and run with it.
I'm actually pleasantly surprised despite the varying passionate views that in 504 posts no mod has had to edit or close the thread. I think that's a first lol
Has anyone here read The Birth Wars? It describes exactly the argument that has developed over the past 51 pages. It also describes how some women tragically slip through the cracks as there is a perception in Australia that a medically assisted birth cannot be natural, or that a natural birth cannot have medical assistance. The book describes it as an ongoing 'war' between the mechanics and the organics where the collateral damage are the women and their babies.
An extra bonus of having an private midwife that may not be so well known is that they usually do home visits for around 6 weeks post partum. These are initially daily and then the time increases between visits. This 1 on 1 care really helps in establishing breastfeeding and baby care, can help detect health issues sooner and reduce risks for PND. It is something that is lacking from the public system and traditional private obstetrician based care.
Placenta Previa, depends what grade once again I have never had PP so I would have to refresh what I have read about it. I did have a low lying placenta with DD (which had moved on the next scan) so I did look into it a but but I can't remember much now.
Transverse lie, I would give it a go yes chances are the baby can move during labour.
Lily, please read my post. I said that there were certain birth choices that very few people would support, like birthing while sky-diving. It made sense in the context, it was an exercise in logic.
I never said I didn't support a woman's right to birth at home, I do.
And Thermolicious... Women's rights, human rights, my point remains the same. Do you support a woman's right to a hot air balloon birth? If like me you don't, because you believe it is clearly dangerous and reckless, then you and Mia are employing the same logic. It may make her mistaken and misinformed, but it doesn't make her a violator of human rights.
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