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Even in the hospital a cesarean section cannot be accomplished 4 minutes after disaster strikes. Get real for a minute! In hospital it is set up for 30 to 45 minutes from decision to incision. A well organized home birth with accessible back up can manage the risk by instituting emergency procedures, and notifying the team in the hospital to be ready. This is why OHSU's response to the appropriate transfer of this mother was so out of line. Get away from the tv version of birth emergencies and look at the reality. Homebirth is a legal right for women in the UK and their results are excellent. A mother and family who actually understand the risk inherent in giving birth can be trusted to make the decisions that are right for them, even if they choose the riskier hospital birth!
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