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Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
Jun 1st '13

I don't think it's illegal or should be illegal but it's certainly nothing I would want to try. Even in a perfectly healthy pregnancy, things go wrong and emergencies happen. I would never be able to forgive myself if something went wrong... Just seems like a big risk to take if you don't have to.

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
Jun 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Severus Snape:</b>" I don't think it's illegal or should be illegal but it's certainly nothing I would want to try. Even ... [snip!] ... I would never be able to forgive myself if something went wrong... Just seems like a big risk to take if you don't have to."</blockquote>



I believe that some emergencies do happen, but if you are well prepared they can be dealt with in a lot of cases. I want to have a UC, it's something that is weighing heavily on me with this pregnancy. I just don't know for sure yet.. I am going to rent a doppler for the last month, and buy an oxygen bag, take a cpr class, buy herbs that can help in case of hemmorhage (supposedly eating a piece of placenta helps that.) There is no way to have a risk-free delivery, even in the hospital. Accidents happen and babies/moms die...even in a hospital.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
Jun 1st '13
Quoting C&K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Severus Snape:</b>" I don't think it's illegal or should be ... [snip!] ... There is no way to have a risk-free delivery, even in the hospital. Accidents happen and babies/moms die...even in a hospital."


That's probably true. I know I personally would feel more comfortable with a midwife or in a hospital than trying to go it alone. But if someone feels confident enough to try a UC then I don't think it's anyone's place to tell them they can't.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Jun 1st '13

I don't really think its something you can make illegal ... a friend of mine's wife got up to go to the toilet at about 39 weeks and ended giving birth on the bathroom floor in like 15 mins.



Its not something I would ever plan to do ... I don't see what the problem with having a trusted midwife present is. I know people argue that its natural ... but culturally its not, midwives have been present at births for thousands of years. What's the harm in having a little help?

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
Jun 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" I don't really think its something you can make illegal ... a friend of mine's wife got up to go to the ... [snip!] ... but culturally its not, midwives have been present at births for thousands of years. What's the harm in having a little help?"</blockquote>




I would use a MW but I can't afford one and my insurance doesn't cover home births :(

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Jun 1st '13
Quoting C&K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" I don't really think its something you can make ... [snip!] ... a little help?"</blockquote> I would use a MW but I can't afford one and my insurance doesn't cover home births :("


you have to pay for midwives?

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
Jun 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" you have to pay for midwives?"</blockquote>




Midwife care is covered but not for home birth and only CNMs.

0_o 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 17618 posts
status Jun 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting C&K:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" I don't really think its something you can make ... [snip!] ... a little help?"</blockquote> I would use a MW but I can't afford one and my insurance doesn't cover home births :("</blockquote>




Me too :'(



I am ttc this sept and I am so depressed when I think of going back to hell... I mean hospital.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Jun 2nd '13
Quoting C&K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" you have to pay for midwives?"</blockquote> Midwife care is covered but not for home birth and only CNMs."


huh .... I live in a country with universal health care so this to me is a little odd.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
Jun 2nd '13

I almost had an unassisted birth (Not planned) The paramedics arrived 5 minutes before my son was born. I believe it is the womans choice, if that is what she wants. But I don't think it is very smart.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3475 posts
Jun 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" I don't really think its something you can make illegal ... a friend of mine's wife got up to go to the ... [snip!] ... but culturally its not, midwives have been present at births for thousands of years. What's the harm in having a little help?"</blockquote>



Actually, having a UC is a cultural practice. For example, practiced by tribes in Africa.

~ Island ~ Phoenix ~ 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 192 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Destiel:" huh .... I live in a country with universal health care so this to me is a little odd."


Even here you have to pay for a midwife to attend a home birth. Some friends of mine were considering it but couldn't come up with the $5,000 I think it was to have them there. I think it's in the same category as IVF and donating eggs.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting ~ Island ~ Phoenix ~:" Even here you have to pay for a midwife to attend a home birth. Some friends of mine were considering ... [snip!] ... couldn't come up with the $5,000 I think it was to have them there. I think it's in the same category as IVF and donating eggs."


Yeah I recently discovered that they were covered through HBF or something :)