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Old 07-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Re: talk to me about home births/midwives/etc

I don't want to be negative in any way, just cautious. Please have someone there besides the midwife to care for your newborn. I used to work in a children's ICU and one child was heartbreaking-not that this couldn't also happen in a hospital, but the mom had some bleeding that the midwife was attending to and somehow no one noticed the baby had meconium aspiration. So, the baby may still have needed some hospital care, but at least have someone focused on suctioning out baby and making sure he's ok while they care for you in the event you are unable to care for baby. Please don't take this as anti-homebirth or trying to cause unnecessary worry, it's just something to consider. thanks.
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