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Friday, June 29, 2012
MM&M: Homebirth Fundamentalism Part 1
Another Friday, another Midwifery, Mothering & Me Post. This week, a client sent me a link to a Daily Beast article and her wonderful comment to the article. It got me started on what will likely be the first of several blogs of this topic, Homebirth Fundamentalism.
Fundamentalism scares me. Whether the topic is religion, politics, or health care, fundamentalism scares me.
As a licensed midwife attending planned home births, the public fundamentalism on either side of the home birth issue scares me both personally and professionally. On one side, there are folks that have not a single good word to say about home birth, and they proclaim from rooftops any shred of 'evidence' that shows home birth as dangerous. On the other side, are folks that eschew medical intervention in favor of a 'natural birth' at almost any cost. TO READ MORE