Why Home Birth?
Homebirth is an answer to the current “perinatal paradox” of doing more and accomplishing less.
Conventional maternity care in the United States spends far more per capita for maternity care than any other nation, and yet has higher rates of perinatal, neonatal, and maternal mortality. Disproved practices are in wide use, while proven beneficial practices are underused. Although most childbearing women and newborns in the United States are healthy and at low risk for complications, essentially all women who give birth in hospitals experience high rates of interventions with risks of adverse effects. Cesarean section is the most common operating room procedure in the country, accounting for 32% of all pregnancies even though the WHO suggests that 10% is the ideal rate since there is no evidence that the mortality rate improves when c-section rates rise above 10%.
Let’s do less and accomplish more!