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15-07-2013 09:35 #135
I couldn't watch the program last night as I couldn't bare to give the show ratings. Utter nonsense journalism.
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15-07-2013 09:42 #137
Some people medically need to have a c sect.
Some people, for whatever reason, choose to have a c sect.
And some people are given a section by doctors who decide that the mother will have one- regardless of need, for reasons of their own- convenience, money etc. -it is this group I feel most concerned about (as I know several people who fall into this category) as their bodies and their babies are placed at risk unnecessarily by the person most trusted to look after them and their best interests. International health authorities recognise this trend of performing medically unnecessary c sections. It is definitely happening. I'm actually a bit surprised that people aren't aware of it, tbh.
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15-07-2013 09:46 #138Member
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In reflecting on the TV program, I think it is unfortunate that no one was given the opportunity to reply to the father's concern that the mother's rights had overridden the rights of the child.
The work and writings of Michel Odent (obstetrician) and Sarah J Buckley (MD) are clearly showing that the way a baby enters the world has a significant and profound impact on the baby's physical, mental and emotional health as a child and well into adulthood. A mother choosing to birth her baby in a calm, gentle way is actually making a choice that hugely benefits the rights of her baby to a good start in life. It is not a selfish choice at all.
Unfortunately our hospitals are based on a through-put model, which is quite incompatible with the variable and individual nature of natural birth. We also live in a culture driven by fear and anxiety, hence many birth care providers feel obliged to be seen to be doing something (intervention) rather than wait to see what actually happens clinically. This can make it very hard for women to feel that they can achieve the calm and gentle birth that they desire for their baby within this hospital environment.
16-07-2013 06:27 #139
Yes, it's a common misconception that home birth is all about the "selfish" mother whom puts the "experience" above the health of her baby. Balderdash. I birth at home primarily because I have a genuine belief, based on a ton of research and reading (scientific and otherwise), that the lack of intervention present in the independent midwifery mode of care is better for my babies.
Mums will never stop choosing to birth at home so the healthcare system in this country needs to buck up and start supporting us better, with more affordable access to independent midwives and better education about the whole process. Maternity care should be provided as a completely separate entity to the hospital system so that low risk mummas can stop placing a burden on already stretched hospital resources. It makes complete sense to provide care in the home, yet it seems we're following in the footsteps of the US in terms of maternity care - despite their sub par performance in terms of maternal outcomes.
16-07-2013 06:46 #140
Haven't read any other posts except first and last page.
[QUOTE=BornToBe;7343813]Yes, it's a common misconception that home birth is all about the "selfish" mother whom puts the "experience" above the health of her baby.
I have to admit this was my exact thought up until I joined a DIG and a few mothers were having home births. The passion they had to get that much desired home birth, free of any intervention made me change my exact way of thinking.
It is such a shame that the only time home birthing is in the media is when a baby or mother dies yet they don't talk about the hospital tragedies which also happen.
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