reply to post by Unity_99
Well I think todays thinking is "back then people were dumb, sick, and poor, and now were smart, healthy and rich".
The way everyone makes it sound is it was so horrible to live thousands of years ago its a miracle we are here today. I think it wasn't even close
as bad as everyone makes it sound to be. Maybe 500 years ago during the colonial era, and midevil times it was rough but thats when there was
oppression and wicked rulers. But what about all the other times nobody seems to look at.
My grandparents and greatgrandparents never had problems with childbirth. There wasn't hospitals like today and they lived in the country. So it
was nearly impossible to 'run' to the nearest clinic when labor was starting. It was just normal to give birth at home, and it was safe and
Now, I believe people have lost the knowledge of healthy living, and proper birthing procedures. Go read up about birthing stools and breathing
techniques, foods and herbs people ate to cure diseases. Today scientists are 'rediscovering' that lost knowledge. Even the egyptians knew how to
cure tapeworm, colds, and rashes with a few simple herbs and cleaning techniques. Your average person has little knowledge of how to even live on
their own due to the downside of technology.
I think the statistics more correctly should reflect the type of situation in the place where the mothers are giving birth. Why did Padme in Star
Wars die? She had every kind of conceivable doctor, knowledge and tool at her disposal, but they said "she has lost the will to live". Even being a
sci-fiction movie, there is truth in that. The mindset of the woman will determine if she has a healthy pregnancy, and labour and delivery.
The success of a birth for a woman has many factors, which I don't seem to hear. Here's a few of my thoughts
1. How well is the relationship of the woman with her husband/bf? The worse the relationship the worse the pregnancy and labour.
2. Does the mother have a stable income supplied by the man? If she is living on her own, she is stressed beyond she can handle and the risk of death
during a home birth is higher.
3. How knowledged is the pregnant woman of giving birth from her mother or sisters or midwives? Was she taught how to eat, sleep, and give birth with
minimal pain and labor time?
4. How did the woman become pregnant? Through a healthy marriage or by rape? By a boyfriend who only stays with her cause shes pregnant cause the
both of them didn't think about the consequences of their actions?
5. Woman who give birth at home are more relaxed and comfortable than those who leave to go to a strange hospital with doctors and nurses probing them
with fingers and instruments.
I can keep going into more detail, but as you can see the issue here stands that home birth vs hospital birth is successful due to many factors.
Woman who claim they had a successful delivery because of the hospital, did you have a home birth first and it failed? How can you say 100% that the
hospital made it successful, maybe it would have been fine at home as well. Defending the hospitals I think is the wrong way to go. We need
education of the way we used to give birth, it was safer, it was better.