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I had my daughter at the hospital with a certified nurse midwife (backed up by an ob-gyn) because of the more personal care the midwife provided and because I knew there was a chance I may end up having a c-section (which did happen) so I wanted to be in the hospital and prepared. That said, I feel strongly that birth has been made in to a medical procedure and that hospital births can create a disconnect between the mother and the procedure/experience. I am hoping that we will move away from that and bring the woman back into the experience, bring the community back into it and move away from a preconceived fear based outlook since for many people it is a wonderful, yes painful, but great experience. I feel that certain hospitals and doctors create unnecessary stress and fear. I understand that they are coming at it from a worst case scenario but there needs to be a balance so it is not made worse with no reason. Let the doula's in, let the midwife's in, work to change the culture of the birth experience. I do feel that home birth's should be allowed and many of my friends have had home births and say that they were more relaxed and the birth went better than in a hosptial because of the environment. Home births should be supported by the medical community and all involved should work to improve relations and to break down misconceived notions of each other. This will make for healthier births for all.
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