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I strongly disagree with the option of home births; if you choose to give birth naturally, do it in a hospital where professionals can treat you and your child in the case of an emergency. I had an extremely difficult birth with my first child that resulted in an emergency c-section; if I had chosen to give birth at home it is likely that either me or my child would have died. Losing the valuable minutes in transport can be the difference between life and death.
And, the discussion regarding the money saved as a result of a home birth is absolutely disgusting! If you cannot afford to give birth to your child in a hospital, you cannot afford to have the child period. Stop putting your unborn child's future on the line because you failed to adequately plan for the financial implications!
posted 4 years ago
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