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Ok seriously, why are you even reading/listening to a segment on natural birth if all you are going to do is harp on it?
Matthew, inform yourself before you open your mouth. My water broke before I went into labor, and I DID walk and shower, etc, which DID progress my labor, and 24 hours after my water broke, I had a wonderful, natural birth at UCSD Birth Center. And if you looked into it at all, you would realize the Birth Center is ONLY for low risk, normal and healthy pregnancies. If mother or child is at any time in danger or needs specalized care (or even if she changes her mind and just wants an epidural, etc.), she is transfered to Labor & Delivery immediatly.
Margmoore, no one is up on their high horse... just as (to borrow from the article) someone who hikes to the top of the mountain doesnt put down an elderly person who has to take the tram to get there. Certainly there are circumstances where its not possible to hike the mountain, and there are people who would just rather take the tram even if they could hike it, but the point is, that you CAN hike it, and there are places like UCSD's Birth Center for those women who want to and are able to, like I did. And if you cant handle a 20 second clip of a baby being born, maybe you aren't meant to experience the wonder and beauty of childbirth yourself.
Thank you Laura and Ann for getting it.
October 8, 2009 at 8:53 a.m.
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