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I had my daughter at home 27 years ago with a midwife, I have also been attendance at two other home births with midwives. The birth of my daughter at home was smooth and peaceful. No machines, no bright lights. I was able to walk around, take a shower and really follow the instincts of my body.
Someone above mentioned the need for trained professionals, that is what midwives are. I would argue that they are even more qualified to birth babies as that is all they do. Midwives are typically able to turn a breech baby something that is rarely attempted in a hospital. Professional midwives also have connections to hospitals in case anything does go wrong.
And in hospitals things go wrong, often. Are there any studies that show a comparison between midwife births and hospital births in terms of problems? Throughout Europe midwives and homebirths are commonplace. Hospitals are for sickness and medical problems the birth of most children is neither.
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