Why You Want to Avoid Drugs, Doctors and Hospitals When Delivering Babies

Those in favor of home births feel bringing a child into the world is a natural part of life and not a disorder to be treated by hospital staff. Women who choose to give birth at home cite concerns about induced labor, Caesarean sections, acquiring infections during a hospital stay.

The AMA and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists do not support home births.

According to CNN Health:

"Even in low-risk pregnancies, there are possible medical emergencies such as blood vessels getting trapped or the fetus' shoulders becoming stuck during delivery that could cut off oxygen flow."

Home birthing is a polarizing issue. However, hospitals existing in which staff and midwives work together. A mother delivers with a midwife and an obstetrician is available in case of emergency.

Holly Powell Kennedy, president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, feels an individualized approach is best:

"Our belief is that the best care of a woman is to individualize her care to what she needs -- what works best for her, based on her health, past history, emotional and psychological concerns and who she wants around her."

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