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Anyone watching CH4 tonight, about freebirthing?

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flubdub Wed 09-Jul-08 20:44:26

Its on at nine.
Its about women that give birth at home, alone with no midwife, and no medical interventio.

Evelynsmum Wed 09-Jul-08 20:45:18

I think its on five...

hatrick Wed 09-Jul-08 20:45:51

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gigglewitch Wed 09-Jul-08 20:46:17

ooooh. won't be able to resist now grin

[having had all three of mine in hospital it is a totally foreign idea to me] grin

PussinJimmyChoos Wed 09-Jul-08 20:48:34

Am watching it too....have heard that the more intervention you have the more likely to have to have a c section so will be interesting to see how they go with nowt....risky though?

gigglewitch Wed 09-Jul-08 20:51:07

is it "extraordinary people" on ch5 21:00?

flubdub Wed 09-Jul-08 20:51:21

Oh yes, appologies ch5.
Did anyone see the woman on 'This Morning' today who did it?

Piffle Wed 09-Jul-08 20:55:30

I'm watching for sure I heard it was a thoughtful and well balanced documentary hmm so we'll see...

TheBlonde Wed 09-Jul-08 20:56:58

I'm recording it

lulumama Wed 09-Jul-08 20:58:29

am sky plussing it

have strong opinions on free birthing, but am very interested , particularly in what motivates women to freebirth, especially if they have no antenatal care at all....

flubdub Wed 09-Jul-08 21:07:06

So she wont even have a partner there. She'll be ALONE!!
wtf? makes me a bit mad tbh.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 09-Jul-08 21:08:12

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expatinscotland Wed 09-Jul-08 21:08:51

i'd feel terrified at this.

i'd love to give birth in our local hospital, because you ge to have 2 midwives with you at all times.

if there is an emergency, you will be choppered to the consultant-led hospital in 8 minutes.

i waited longer for a consultant to get to me when i ran into trouble during labour at a large city hospital.

poshtottie Wed 09-Jul-08 21:09:23

she did have all the ante natal care though, scans etc. My sister had two homebirths but had a mw present.

scrappydappydoo Wed 09-Jul-08 21:10:18

Struggling to understand - whats wrong with a midwife attended homebirth?? Hope will be explained...

lou031205 Wed 09-Jul-08 21:10:22

TBH this is selfishness. The baby just wants to get out of there. Putting your baby at risk is not a good move.

Piffle Wed 09-Jul-08 21:10:37

having had a dd with a heart problem diagnosed immediately after birth I'd not take this route, homebirth yes, I've had 3 kids and had terrific midwives. Luckily

SazzlesA Wed 09-Jul-08 21:11:39

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Evelynsmum Wed 09-Jul-08 21:13:04

We tried for a homebirth with DD but ended up transferring to hospital. I was very pleased to have an experienced midwife present.

I don't think freebirthing would be for me.

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jul-08 21:13:18

oh god!

i used to live in boulder.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 09-Jul-08 21:13:59

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expatinscotland Wed 09-Jul-08 21:14:02

I can sort of see where Americans are coming from in this.

The way they give birth there I find particularly awful.

I'm so glad I was spared this.

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jul-08 21:14:38

Starlight, she's talking about US births.

LOTS of monitoring, internals, stirrups, medications, flat on your back, doctor-run.

MissingMyHeels Wed 09-Jul-08 21:16:09

What an odd face that lady has.

I think they're very brave

Evelynsmum Wed 09-Jul-08 21:16:42

In the US I think I can understand this more...even more medicalised over there and hard to find support for a homebirth. Still sounds very high risk...

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