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I would like to add that some people have higher risk in birth where ever they give birth. The hospitals have as many or more as the homebirth midwives. Hospitals do insanely risky behavior on a daily basis as standard practice, like breaking water when a women is 4 or 5 cm dilated. There are probably way more cord problems from this alone, leading to emergency cesareans than occur naturally. This happens in aiding induction in women who are "postdates" who are nowhere near ready for labor! But because the practice is impatience for liability purposes, unripe babies are forced out of unripe mamas at tremendous risk to them. Do a survey of your NICU babies and see how many of them had some sort of heart rate event after rupturing membranes or increasing pitocin. I think it's pretty unbelievable to consider the risks of birthing at home without considering the very real and common risks of birthing in the hospital. This even applies to special circumstance births, like twins, breeches, and VBACs.
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