From: pautrey on
Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy
By Madison Park, CNN
August 9, 2010 12:23 p.m. EDT

(CNN) -- Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her
head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between
contractions.

She serenely prepared to push her son into the world, and other times,
she winced in pain and moaned to the midwife, "I can't do this
anymore."

After six hours of labor, Riley gave birth in January. Her son,
Sullivan, was cleaned and placed in her arms in their Okolona, Ohio,
home.
There were no doctors or drugs -- just a bathtub and a midwife.

Women like Riley are increasingly choosing home births in the United
States. Home births increased by about 5 percent in 2005 from the year
before, according to the latest National Vital Statistics Report
published in March. Reports often are released years later because of
the time required for data collection and analysis.

However, some doctors are warning that home births can be risky.

A recent editorial by the British medical journal The Lancet stated
that: "Women have the right to choose how and where to give birth, but
they do not have the right to put their baby at risk. There are
competing interests that need to be weighed carefully."

While home births have benefits like shorter recovery time and fewer
lacerations, the writers of the editorial warned that complications
could arise and that high-risk pregnancies should be delivered at
hospitals.
Out-of-hospital births represent about 38,500 of the 4.3 million live
U.S. births, making up about 0.90 percent in 2005 and 2006, according
to the

National Vital Statistics Report.

Home birth supporters say childbirth is a natural part of life that
has been treated like a disorder in hospitals. Some mothers expressed
concern about Caesarean sections, induced labor and hospital
infections.

"I wanted more of a personal type of care," said Riley, an iReport
contributor. "I didn't want nurses coming in and out of the room,
chaos and being told to lay down on the bed to be strapped to
monitors. It's just not natural. Some women in other cultures, they
are working in fields, they squat and have their child and move on
with life."

Medical organizations such as the American Medical Association and the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists do not support
home births.

The obstetricians organization's policy is that hospitals including
birthing centers are "the safest setting for labor, delivery and the
immediate postpartum period."

"Most patients will have a fine delivery," said Dr. Erin Tracy, a
delegate for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
"It's the ones where complications arise."

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, said Tracy, an
obstetrician and gynecologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in
Boston.

Although those incidents are rare, it could result in a "catastrophic
outcome" without immediate access to an operating room, medical
resources and expertise, Tracy said.

That doesn't mean that medicine and midwives are opposing forces. At
her hospital, a mother can deliver with a midwife, who coordinates
with an obstetrician to only appear in case of emergency, Tracy said.
iReport: Giving birth at home

But some don't want to be in the hospital setting at all.
"We're biologically programmed to have children," Riley said. "It's in
the hospital setting they take that away."

After researching the topic on the internet and in books, she chose to
give birth at home. Her skepticism also extends to childhood
immunizations, and she decided not to vaccinate her son until she does
more research.

Riley's iReport about her home birth

There is an increasing distrust of medicine, said Dr. Amy Tuteur, a
retired obstetrician, who blogs about the topic.

"Going to hospitals and dealing with the doctor is not a pleasant
experience," she said. "We have an awful lot to apologize for. People
are fed up with doctors. They need to be nicer, more forthcoming,
explain things more."

But that distrust has turned into a form of "reflexive doubt" that
constantly challenges conventional wisdom in a belief that "smart,
empowered people don't listen to their doctors," said Tuteur.

Some mothers have become increasingly competitive about how natural
their births are, she said.

"First it was, 'I had my baby in a hospital, but I didn't have an
epidural,' " said Tuteur, who doesn't support home births. "Then it
was, 'I had a baby with a midwife at home, not in the hospital.' The
cutting edge is now unassisted birth -- 'I had my baby at home, and I
had no one there except for my husband.' "


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From: dr_jeff on
pautrey wrote:
> Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy
> By Madison Park, CNN
> August 9, 2010 12:23 p.m. EDT
>
> (CNN) -- Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her
> head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between
> contractions.

<copyrighted material deleted>

> "First it was, 'I had my baby in a hospital, but I didn't have an
> epidural,' " said Tuteur, who doesn't support home births. "Then it
> was, 'I had a baby with a midwife at home, not in the hospital.' The
> cutting edge is now unassisted birth -- 'I had my baby at home, and I
> had no one there except for my husband.' "

Stupid idea. What if the baby has meconium aspiration? Or fetal
distress? Or another problem? The baby may be seriously harmed or die.

Jeff

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From: pautrey on
On Aug 10, 9:01 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> pautrey wrote:
> > Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy
> > By Madison Park, CNN
> > August 9, 2010 12:23 p.m. EDT
>
> > (CNN) -- Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her
> > head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between
> > contractions.
>
> <copyrighted material deleted>
>
> > "First it was, 'I had my baby in a hospital, but I didn't have an
> > epidural,' " said Tuteur, who doesn't support home births. "Then it
> > was, 'I had a baby with a midwife at home, not in the hospital.' The
> > cutting edge is now unassisted birth -- 'I had my baby at home, and I
> > had no one there except for my husband.' "
>
> Stupid idea. What if the baby has meconium aspiration? Or fetal
> distress? Or another problem? The baby may be seriously harmed or die.
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
> >http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/09/home.births.debate/index.html?er...

FU Sociopath!
From: dr_jeff on
pautrey wrote:
> On Aug 10, 9:01 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
>> pautrey wrote:
>>> Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy
>>> By Madison Park, CNN
>>> August 9, 2010 12:23 p.m. EDT
>>> (CNN) -- Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her
>>> head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between
>>> contractions.
>> <copyrighted material deleted>
>>
>>> "First it was, 'I had my baby in a hospital, but I didn't have an
>>> epidural,' " said Tuteur, who doesn't support home births. "Then it
>>> was, 'I had a baby with a midwife at home, not in the hospital.' The
>>> cutting edge is now unassisted birth -- 'I had my baby at home, and I
>>> had no one there except for my husband.' "
>> Stupid idea. What if the baby has meconium aspiration? Or fetal
>> distress? Or another problem? The baby may be seriously harmed or die.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>>
>>> http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/09/home.births.debate/index.html?er...
>
> FU Sociopath!

I like to see live, healthy babies and mothers. And you call me a
sociopath. How special.

What would be even more special is if you could use actual evidence and
information and say something intelligent.

Jeff
From: pautrey on
On Aug 10, 10:49 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> pautrey wrote:
> > On Aug 10, 9:01 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> >> pautrey wrote:
> >>> Home births: No drugs, no doctors, lots of controversy
> >>> By Madison Park, CNN
> >>> August 9, 2010 12:23 p.m. EDT
> >>> (CNN) -- Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her
> >>> head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between
> >>> contractions.
> >> <copyrighted material deleted>
>
> >>> "First it was, 'I had my baby in a hospital, but I didn't have an
> >>> epidural,' " said Tuteur, who doesn't support home births. "Then it
> >>> was, 'I had a baby with a midwife at home, not in the hospital.' The
> >>> cutting edge is now unassisted birth -- 'I had my baby at home, and I
> >>> had no one there except for my husband.' "
> >> Stupid idea. What if the baby has meconium aspiration? Or fetal
> >> distress? Or another problem? The baby may be seriously harmed or die.
>
> >> Jeff
>
> >>>http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/09/home.births.debate/index.html?er....
>
> > FU Sociopath!
>
> I like to see live, healthy babies and mothers. And you call me a
> sociopath. How special.
>
> What would be even more special is if you could use actual evidence and
> information and say something intelligent.
>
> Jeff

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