"Home Birth is for Women Who Are:
- Eating a sound prenatal diet
- Able to envision taking an active role in giving birth, with minimal intervention
- Willing to cope with the pain and hard work of labor (without drugs)
- Living where midwives are available
- Laboring within thirty minutes of a hospital
- Able to cover additional expenses (if their insurance coverage is limited to hospital births)
Hospital Birth is for Women Who Have:
- Chronic medical problems (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure)
- A prenatal problem (e.g., gestational diabetes, preterm labor, preeclampsia, breech, or at least two weeks overdue)
- A desire to birth in a hospital and/or have access to drugs
- Strong fear and/or mistrust of birth as a natural process
- Planned a home birth, but whose labor did not prgress normally"
Friday, December 31, 2010
where should you birth?
Over the holidays, I have been reading "Birthing From Within" by Pam England and Rob Horrowitz. Its a little hippie-ish, but it has some really great suggestions and helpful thought-provoking questions. I will now suggest to every client to read this book. There are lots of things I want to post about, but here was one helpful little list: