Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dr. Phil needs his head checked....

So, I'm on Rav today (of course) and I read a message in one of my forums that Dr. Phil is looking for people with bad outcome homebirth stories. Like homebirth doesn't get enough of a bad rap as it is. Well, he got a well-incensed message from me about a better topic for a show...."Bad hospital births that turn you to homebirthing." He'd find a much larger field of fodder on that one. Of course, that would hurt the medical "biz", so why would he do a ridiculous thing like that? Ugh. For anyone reading this that doesn't know me, I've had 3 wonderful homebirths after an intervention-filled, C-section threatening, horrible experience of a hospital birth with my oldest. My 3 homebirths were wonderful experiences, and I'd do it again any day (much to my poor husband's chagrin.) In fact, with my youngest, this is the first time I've nursed, and he's a tank! He's in the 95% for height and 75% for weight.....the other 3 barely cracked 50% for anything other than head size. He's only 4 months old, and he's as big as they were at almost 9 months. Yay nursing! Yay homebirths!

2 comments:

Gosh Yarn It! said...

Yay! Good for you. I hope that Dr. Phil listens to you. Homebirth is safer and it provides the very best, pleasurable, peaceful birthing experience for the whole family. --Jennifer (gyi on Ravelry)

MusicRaven said...

I wasn't aware that homebirth was even an option. That is interesting. I am glad it worked well for you. For me, I was happy with my Mid-Wife delivery in the hospital. They were really nice and took great care of me. I was "high-risk", so I don't think I could even do the homebirth thing. Good for you, though. I think it's great to have more options.