7 Questions to Ask When Deciding Where To Deliver Your Baby
Natural Solutions|October 2020
The crux of the decision for any woman is whether they believe strongly that birth is a natural process and something they want to experience as such, or whether they feel safer in a hospital where emergency complications can be handled and there will be technological interventions they will have to learn to live with.
By Alan Lindemann

1. WHERE WILL YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE, AT HOME OR IN THE HOSPITAL?

Did you know that anxiety can interfere with labor? Consider whether you would be more comfortable delivering at home or in a hospital. It is not uncommon for labor to stop for a while when women check into a hospital for a delivery. If labor stops for any length of time, your obstetrician may want to begin induction processes to speed things up.

2. WHO DO YOU WANT MAKING THE DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR DELIVERY?

The big problem with hospital births is loss of autonomy, which starts with your insurance company telling you which doctor you may see and which hospital you may go to. Many insurance companies do not cover the services of midwives.

3. ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS SUCH AS INDUCTION OR AN EPISIOTOMY?

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