Oh, Canada AM, I am so disappointed in you.
This made the air this morning.
No link to the study. Just some doctor scaring the bejeebers out of women regarding homebirth, and basically contradicting so many other studies out there that prove it’s safety.
I am so very disappointed.
On a side note, are we insane to ignore that our current trend of beginning our families over a decade later than previous generations is affecting the safety of our pregnancies and deliveries? I understand it. Completed post-secondary education, established of careers, financial security… But at what cost? I am shocked and deeply saddened by the amount of miscarriages and complications I read about in women my age (I am 36) who are only beginning their families these last couple of years. I didn’t see that as much in my peers who started having children much younger. Interesting trade-off…
Parents, midwives, doctors, doulas, nurses… what are your thoughts? What have been your experiences regarding pregnancy, birth, homebirth (if this applies)? Did you wait to have your children, or did you begin your family young? Do you regret any of your birth-related choices?