Sunday, June 03, 2007

A challenge

As a general rule, homebirth websites are filled with misinformation, erroneous information and outright deceptions. Not a single homebirth website that I have been able to find is honest about the small, but real increase in preventable neonatal death at homebirth. However, I am willing to be proven wrong. I challenge readers to find homebirth advocacy websites that are honest. In other words, there is no inane assertions that childbirth is safe because it is natural; there are no outlandish claims about the "risks" of hospital interventions; outdated and poorly done studies (e.g. the Farm study) are not quoted as authoritative; there are no deceptive comparisons between low risk homebirth populations and high risk hospital populations.

Are there any homebirth websites that provide complete, honest and accurate information? I doubt it.


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