Last login: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The point is that women should know that they have choices about how they want to give birth. This Birth Center is not right for everybody, but many women with a normal, low-risk pregnancy are thrilled to find out about options they didn't previously know existed. Or, they may just want to be cared for by midwives, but in the Labor & Delivery Unit within the same hospital at UCSD. A woman can even change her mind mid-way through her labor and transfer to L&D. As far as women "needing help in motherhood" I think you may have missed the point, Matthew...the Birth Center offers more kinds of help, and support and more intensive, one-on-one care than you'll find in many places (especially important when things don't go as expected, like water breaking ahead of the start of labour.).
October 7, 2009 at 4:16 p.m.
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