Anyone Considering a Home Birth?

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Anyone Considering a Home Birth?
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 2:17pm

THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of home births in the United States has made a dramatic upturn since 2004, reversing a trend of decline throughout the 1990s, government health officials said Thursday.

Births taking place outside of the traditional

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 11:58am
We're having one. The key for us was a lot of research, anecdotes, and interviewing the CNM. This is our fourth and last birth; we can't wait to experience this as a family.
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 5:06pm
I would consider one, if I hadn't passed out after having my son. I know midwifes are supposed to be able to handle a lot of complications, but I still feel safer in a hospital setting for that reason. I didn't just pass out once, I passed out shortly after having him, again about 3 hours later when I tried to get up to use the restroom, and again later that morning when I did manage to sit up and make it to the toilet, but passed out on the toilet. And a couple of times the second day we were there too. Hence why we were in for 3 days :/
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