Probably because you pay a bomb over there. Epi costs lots of money, right?
No public health system to speak of.
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10-11-2013 18:48 #31
10-11-2013 18:49 #32
10-11-2013 18:57 #33
I watched it on you tube. Such an eye opener!!
10-11-2013 18:58 #34Senior Member
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10-11-2013 19:03 #35
If I were in America and pregnant I would be making a beeline for The Farm in Tenessee.
10-11-2013 19:10 #36
10-11-2013 19:11 #37
I've also heard that it is unusual for babies to have lots of immediate skin to skin after birth, often they are wiped over, given ointment in their eyes, hatted and wrapped before going to mum.
So sad that many mums miss out on that moment where a squishy newbie is suddenly in your arms and on your chest.
10-11-2013 19:33 #38
I've been thinking the exact same thing. I love birth/baby shows and couldn't believe how different it seems in the US. I was shocked on 16 and pregnant how quick they were to induce and how it's just a given that they'll get an epi. I'm def glad to be an Aussie birthing in Australia that's for sure!
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10-11-2013 19:55 #39
The medicalisation of birth in the US is really alarming. From memory it has not had a positive outcome on mortality rates. Will see if I can find where I read that.
10-11-2013 19:57 #40
"It's more dangerous to give birth in the United States than in 49 other countries. African-American women are at almost four times greater risk than Caucasian women. A safe pregnancy is a human right for every woman regardless of race or income."
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