I don't know if you all have heard about this, but Dr. Phil is planning a show on Home Birth vs. Hospital Birth. Very timely indeed. Here is the link to share your opinions: http://www.drphil.com/plugger/respond/?plugID=12471. Henci, I would LOVE to see you as a guest on such a show! I think your knowledge of the research is a necessary contribution to this "debate." Below is a copy of the text from Dr. Phil's page:
"Strong Opinions on Hospital or Home Birthing? Are you a mom with a strong opinion on hospital birthing? Do you feel it's the safest, most responsible way to birth a baby? Do you think home birthing is a bad idea in our age of medicine and technological advances? Does it make you angry to see moms having babies at home? Do you feel they are putting themselves and their babies at risk, and you have lots of good reasons to support your stance?
"Or, are you on the oppostite end of the spectrum, and feel that home birth is the most natural, beautiful way to bring a child into the world? Do you think that birth has become something that society treats as a medical condition rather than a natural part of life that a woman's body is built to handle? Do you feel that many people out there have wrong information about what a home birth is, and you'd like to share the truth about it?
"The Doctors are working on a show where we will explore birthing options, and are looking for those that are passionate about their opinions and can offer good, solid information, and why they their method is the best possible choice. Please share your opinions with us, and you could be a guest on our show!"