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Giving Birth at Home
Giving Birth at Home

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AIR DATE: August 30, 2011

After Amie Norris gave birth to her son in the hospital, she said she'd never go through that again.  But when she switched to at-home births, she said it was a life-changing experience, and she couldn't wait to give birth again.  But many obstetricians advise against the practice and say there's the risk something could go wrong.  A local mother, a midwife, and an obstetrician weigh in on the pros and cons of at-home births, and why more women are considering having their children outside of hospitals.
 
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Corrine Flatt, midwife, Pinkpeas Pregnancy and Parenting Care Center
Dr. Susan Boyd, obstetrician-gynecologist, Red Rock OBGYN

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Giving birth in a hospital is downright scary these days. Cesarean rates are through the roof at over 30% of hospital births. Corrine says 2% of births she attends need a transfer. Hospitals make a ton of profit on unneccessary cesareans!! How can a laboring woman trust her body and her baby to someone motivated by profit? I was so disgusted with my first hospital birth experience that I chose to stay home with the second birth. But at that point didn't even trust midwives, so I did it alone. And I and the baby lived to tell the story and had the most fantastic experience of my life!!! Birth is natural!
CrystalAug 24, 2011 08:48:23 AM
Thank you for having this conversation!! I had my second child at home after my second was a c-section.
AmyAug 23, 2011 10:30:39 AM
***my first, not second child, was a c-section!
AmyAug 24, 2011 09:10:01 AM
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