Home Birth – is an attended orunattended child-birthIn non – clinical setting using naturalchildbirth methods; that takes place inthe residence rather than the hospitaland usually attended by midwife or layattendant with expertise in homebirthing.
Home Birth have a highmortality rate forunborn babies and havea high safety risk anddeath rates associatedwith it compared tohospital/clinic births.
The preferencesof the Mothershould not beallowed to takeover the childsafety and puttheir lives onrisk.
• Mother’s shouldunderstand that there is ahuge possibility and riskthat the child might dieby choosing to have ahomebirth.• Mother’s should knowthat morally it is theirresponsibility and dutyof care to avoid puttingher own child atincreased risk.• Mother’s have their ownrights to choose of whereand how are they goingto give birth, but theydon’t have the right toput their baby at risk.
If somethinggoes wrongthere is ofteninsufficienttime to getexpertassistance.
• Even though it has beenjudged that the mother andthe unborn child is safefrom homebirth, you can’tbe so sure that the child isin good condition and thereis a high possibility thatunforeseen complicationcan arise that needattention more than aassistance of midwife.• It is a best decision togive birth in the hospitalwhere all the equipmentor apparatus you need isthere to support you interms of emergencybecause a life of a child isso important that youwouldn’t realise it’s gonein a ‘nick of time’.