Wednesday, June 18, 2008

current events: ACOG aginst homebirths (and Riki fights back!)

This is troubling .
The American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued a statement reiterating that they do not support home births- declaring them as "fashionable, trendy, or the latest cause célèbre", ultimately dangerous ("puts herself and her baby's health and life at unnecessary risk." ) and seemingly selfish ("Choosing to deliver a baby at home, however, is to place the process of giving birth over the goal of having a healthy baby.") Read more here.
Riki Lake has been specifically targeted and offers this message in return:
"I was empowered, I was transformed and I would love for women to have had that opportunity — to be an active participant in their own birth choices and birth experience".

**Full response from Riki Lake, Abby Epstein and Jennifer Block as posted by the Huffington Post: here.

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