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Side note: giving birth at home with a midwife is stupid. Sure, most of the time everything goes well, but the low-probability adverse result is death. Childbirth is dangerous, and it's foolish to pretend that it isn't for a more "natural" experience.

It isn't necessarily stupid. Certified nurse-midwives check out their patients six ways to Sunday and route all the tough, complicated cases to their back-up doctors. They also have back-up plans to get patients to emergency rooms, rescue squads, etc.

But I'm with you in not wanting an at-home midwife birth. I figured that DH and I would have to clean up the mess, and then there's the problem of keeping the other kids busy while we were busy giving birth, and all that.

phantomdiver
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