Sometimes a story is worth a thousand statisticsPowerful words from a neonatal nurse who tried to save a baby after fetal distress at an attempted homebirth:
Here is my question: when did the mother's "birth experience" become more important than the safe delivery of her baby? Here's a tip: it's awfully hard to "bond" with a newborn who is, you know, dead.Read the entire story at Please Don't Try This At Home on Marcia's blog. Sometimes an excess rate of preventable neonatal deaths at homebirth of 1-2/1000 seems trivial. Clearly, it's not.