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Last October I delivered my first baby. My pregnancy was normal and healthy. I was not high risk and there was no reason to think that anything would go wrong. The delivery went fairly smoothly, but upon delivery, my daughter suffered a sudden and unexpected lung collapse. Thankfully I delivered in the hospital and trained medical professionals were immediately on hand. Even with their quick attention, we almost lost our little girl. I can't even bring myself to think what might have happened if I had tried to deliver at home.
For me, it's very likely that a home birth would have ended in the death of my daughter or at least serious brain damage. How does the home-birth movement address situations like mine?
posted 4 years, 1 month ago
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