Women are Choosing this Option In Birth 20% More…Should You, Too?

There are a lot of trends when it comes to childbirth.  A LOT.

In the early 1900's it was Scopolamine

Starting in the 1930's, it was routine forceps

The 1940's-60's were big on the use of Twilight sleep (no, no vampires were involved)

In the 1980's, continuous electronic fetal monitoring and epidurals became the norm

And in the 1990's to today, induction is a big issue

All these interventions have or will eventually be just a part of history.  Sooner or later something 'better' and 'safer' comes along.  But one thing that has always been around since the beginning of time, and always will be around for childbearing women is……

Homebirth.

And from 2004 to 2008 (when this study ended), homebirth rose a whopping 20%.

Why such a large leap all of the sudden?

From the 1920's to the 1980's, access to homebirth was all but obliterated due to political and socio economic factors, but since the early 1980's homebirth has been slowly but steadily growing and it seems as though women in the 21st century have finally gotten the message that they not only have choices, but that they have viable, safe choices and that birth can actually be enjoyable!

This article is a great synopsis (and my good friend Sherry is also interviewed) on why women are looking at out of hospital births as a viable option.

To learn more about the History of Childbirth, please visit www.Birthologie.com

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