"Over the years, researchers and clinicians have made great strides in reducing the number of maternal deaths associated with cardiac disease, infection, and hemorrhage. However, the rate of maternal morbidity from injury has not changed, and researchers now suspect injury is a leading cause of maternal mortality as well as an important, preventable cause of death among pregnant women."-http://hcp.obgyn.net/pregnancy-and-birth/content/article/1760982/1981701
This is just I thought I had...first off, I'm not not really for or against homebirth...I'm for creating safer, more woman centered birth, where ever that may be. But this quote made me think about how we look at birth. We go to the hospital during birth because birth carries some risk. From this article, though, it is talking about how more women die from injury than in childbirth...so my question is, if we believe we have to be in the hospital to give birth and yet more women are dying from other causes, why do we not believe that we should just always be in the hospital?
It's a tricky maze of research and logic when we talk about homebirth. This just made me think a little bit more about our reasons for birthing in the hospital and why we feel more comfortable with it.