Thursday, March 8, 2012

IF YOU GIVE BIRTH IN A HOSPITAL, YOUR BABY IS NEARLY TWICE AS LIKELY TO END UP DEAD OR IN SERIOUS CONDITION





According to a 1995 study by Dr. William Emerson, 95 percent of U.S. hospital births are considered traumatic. 50% were rated as moderately traumatic, and 45 percent as severe. Every single hospital birth protocol -- including induction, amniotomy, pitocin, fetal heart monitors, epidural, anesthesia, c-section, vaccines, vitamin K shots, burning ointment in babies eyes, clamping & cutting the umbilical cord, circumcision, etc. -- will will inflict trauma on mother and baby and will undermine the bond of the love that should activate at birth.

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world, with 38 countries well ahead of us in terms of caring for pregnant and birthing moms.

Although the U.S. has the most expensive care in the world, it is clear that it the price does not guarantee a good outcome.

Hospitals are not safe places to give birth! Here are a few highlight from a very important article describing The Truth!


"Sheila Kitzinger, British childbirth expert, states that planned home birth with an experienced lay midwife has a perinatal death rate of 3-4 babies per 1,000 births (51). Hospital births, by contrast, carry a perinatal mortality rate of 9-10/1,000."

"Within the hospital group, the fetal distress rate was 6 times higher. Maternal hemorrhage was 3 times higher. Limp, unresponsive newborns arrived 3 times more often. Neonatal infections were 4 times as common."... "

"Hospital births caused more fetal distress, lacerations to the mother, neonatal infections and so on. There was a higher rate of forceps and C-section delivery and nine times as many episiotomies (Jones 110)"

"Women who give birth in a hospital are much more likely to experience postpartum depression or even post traumatic stress disorder. Kitzinger states that the more interventions a woman experiences, the more likely she is to be depressed, with C-sections obviously carrying the greatest risk of depression (193)."


To read the full article, follow this link:

Home Birth and Out-of-Hospital Birth: Is it Safe?
How Safe is that Hospital Anyway?
http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/homejjg.html