(Closed) This made me sooooo sad…

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It would be nice to have a home birth-but for me it wasn’t a risk I wanted to take.  I gave birth x2 in a very nice hospital room that was set up like a living space.   It definitely is sad. . .and ironic in that case. 

Post # 4
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not planning on kids anytime soon, and I never realized that it was an option to have a planned home birth until I saw the Duggar’s DIL home delivery. 

This is a heartbreaking story.

Post # 5
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I read that too. In the article I read, it also said babies are twice as more likely to die after home birth?! Terrible.

Post # 6
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I probably won’t have kids, but if I did, I’d rather choose a birthing center. home births sound way too risky!  

the woman in that article was 36. seems to me that because of her age, she should have been put into the “increased risk” category.  most of my friends had babies at around 35 or so, and so many of them had complications, even my healthy friends. 

Post # 7
1133 posts
Bumble bee

So sad 🙁 I would be terrified to do a home birth. I’m way too anxiety-ridden to give birth at home, wondering what if what if what if ya know??

Post # 8
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I may have missed it in the article, but have they come out with the cause of death yet? When the story initially hit it just talked about her going into cardiac arrest (which could be from lots of things)

Generally speaking the maternal & perinatal mortality rates are roughly the same for homebirth vs. hospital births w/ homebirth having less needed intervention… BUT the neonatal is higher in homebirth which from a recent (2010) study I found said was mostly atttributed to lack of proper resuscitation. Unfortuntalely there are lots of midwives not adequately trained in those areas and moms don’t do the necessary homework in choosing their care provider. =/ Homebirth is definitely not the common choice here in the states, but when compared rates with other counteries where it is, we still do much more poorly in all areas (maternal, perinatal, & neonatal)

I’m having a homebirth here in a few weeks (around 8 or so) and I feel much safer here at home than I do at the hospital in my area…. given their own stats and rates and such vs. my midwife’s.

Homebirth is definitely not for everyone and sadly when one goes wrong it get ALOT more coverage than a hospital death…. even when it’s known some of the top reasons of mortality here in the sates for moms & babies and how they are solely hospital intervention attributed.

Either way it’s definitely sad to lose even 1 mom or baby =(

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