Im sorry but I was amazed at how stupid she was. She freebirthed at home and had a perfect 2 hour labour and yes thats fine if thats what you want. But to go on TV and express your view that women can have that labour as long as they have positive mental attitude was bizarre!
As if all those people who experience traumatic labours do so because of their negative mental attitide, and the fact that she never even thought about the consequences because she was so positive was bizarre. Also the argument that women have been having babies alone for hundreds of years, oh please yes they have but hundreds of women and children died during childbirth too, do we really want to go back to that. How about we dont bother with anaesthetic because 'they never used it years ago'.
Sorry but I think if the help is there, free and available then you take it. I think homebirth is a great idea (not for me though) even if you want to do it all yourself but to have a MW there just in case is IMHO imperative.
glad I didn't watch it....because I probably would have gotten very pissed off, me thinks...
I have nothing against freebirth....but positive thoughts will NOT ensure a good outcome....grrrr.....believe me, when I was transferred from HOme to Hospital where I ended up with an Emergency C-section it had nothing to do with myself having negative thought....it never occured to me, that the Birth of my ys could go anything but not to plan and that the Homebirth would not happen....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
DM article a few weeks back. I don't feel as horrified as other ppl, probably because I had such a botched time of it with my 1st with a supposedly 'safe' NHS delivery. I can weirdly see the reasons to go this route. But Byam-Cook raised some persuasive objections that the article doesn't give any weight to.
Heated, an online friend of mine went down the freebirthing route with her 2. Baby....after her 1. Birth was very traumatic and ended up with Emergency C-section after lots of other intervention, which probably would have been unnecessary had the m/w actually done their job....it went well for her...don't think I would have had the guts , especially after a bad first experience... tbh, if ys was my first child he would be an only child!