I had my first four children in the hospital. Isaiah was our first attempt at home birth, and we have opted for it ever since.
Our midwife was interviewed on television (no doubt, by the very same person who did the two-minute video on our family two weeks ago). The clip above I believe gave a fair depiction of the viable option that many moms are considering nowadays.
The final words from the OB/GYN don’t surprise me. Doctors are naturally skeptical of most anything alternative. But her final assumption was interesting. “Are you willing to take the risk [to home birth].” Chris laughed when she said that and responded, “We’re not willing to take the risk going to the hospital!” Jessica’s point about the assumption that hospitals are sterile environments is one that mothers should consider.
What do you think about home birth? I’m curious to hear from you. Please comment below.