From ACOG issues new opinion on home birth:
In response to a comment from "Kimberly" about health care in her country, "Rocky" wrote:
Kimberly,From Don't ask, just do:
You don't have free health care - it is paid out of your taxes and the quality of care is by far substandard to that of all the health care given in the U.S. Your assumption that U.S. Health care worsens every year is not founded by fact - the United States has the best and highest quality of health care in the world and that is why people come from all over the world to get it. I am sorry that you are so misinformed - stop watching the news and find out for yourself. As usual, education is needed to turn the tide of ignorance and dependence on government intervention back to self reliance and self governance. The government isn't the answer and neither is ACOG. To be grateful for your free health care over the "freedom" to choose for yourself who treats you or cares for you when you are sick or are having a baby is the issue here. FREEDOM is the key and there is no freedom from government intervention and control. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Do you ignore all physician's advice or just Obstetricians?You get a gold star for especially funny/witty/insightful responses.
They are the ones that you will sue if something happens to your baby during its birth, right? Even after you have ignored all of their instructions.
I personally interviewed my OB physician and chose one that I knew was knowledgeable and experienced. Keeping secrets from and ignoring their expert advice is counter productive. If you don't want their help and expertise, then just stay home and deliver. Just be careful which midwife you choose. A friend of mine found out too late that her midwife had been responsible for several infant deaths from inadequate prenatal care and mishandled deliveries. Usually the parents of these infants are too guilt ridden to pursue charges against the midwife, so the public never finds out.