How can it be irresponsible when I take on all responsibility when doing so?
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16-07-2013 14:39 #151
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16-07-2013 14:57 #153
I am not saying this is always the case, but many 'healthy women with healthy babies' choose elective c/s for a variety of reasons besides the famous 'too posh to push.' There can be a history of sexual abuse where the idea of going through birth is incredibly traumatic for some women. Or, like me (I haven't decided but am considering a c/s) traumatized from the birth of their baby that had already died.
I am a doula so support many choices in birth and completely understand the desire and need for home births. But I have a hard time understanding freebirth. Why would you not want at least a qualified midwife present for support and the reassurance that should something happen you have somebody qualified to assess the situation or provide valuable life-saving support?
Even as a doula, I was incredibly naive to all that can go wrong until I lost my baby. Once you loose a child a whole new world of all the possibilities opens up to you. I used to be so laid back about it all, birth is a natural and safe process, why be worried? Now, I thank god we have the drs and hospitals we have.
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16-07-2013 15:00 #154
16-07-2013 15:13 #155
I have a hard time understanding free birth too, I admit. However, I guess the point is, I don't have to understand it. If I don't want to have one, I don't have to. It's not for me to say how others choose to birth, be is a free birth or a non medical c sect or whatever. Each birth choice carries a risk, and we all make our own risk assessments.
I'm sorry your little one was born sleeping
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16-07-2013 15:14 #156
Why would you not want at least a qualified midwife present for support and the reassurance that should something happen you have somebody qualified to assess the situation or provide valuable life-saving support?
That may sound selfish but IMO it's about as selfish as someone choosing to have an elective c/s for non-medical reasons.
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16-07-2013 15:32 #160Senior Member
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I know from my own experience that giving birth can be a life or death situation and there can only be minutes to act, so I just feel there needs to be a medical professional there to step in if needed.
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