Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Homebirth in Britain, a series of videos

Let's not forget what the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists have to say about homebirth. A complete opposite of what our American counterparts believe: that a woman has the right (and intelligence to make the choice) to birth her baby not only gently, but safely.

Would socialized medicine change our attitudes about birth simply because of the cost-effectiveness? (Many countries with socialized medicine have done away with routine procedures and interventions that are not evidence-based to help reduce overall expenditures.) What if we instilled a no-fault malpractice system?