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Home Birth and Doctors

Home Birth and Doctors

Remember that you do not have to consult a doctor at all about having your baby at home. In fact not consulting one might be a wise precaution; GPs’ reactions can be surprisingly fierce, even when such doctors are normally mild-mannered and considerate.

However, it is worth analysing the reasons for such reactions. In most cases it will not be a result of sheer bloody-mindedness, although it can seem like it. It can be due to apprehension and a genuine belief that you are proposing something that will endanger you and the baby and of course the doctors reputation, notwithstanding the current evidence.

Part or all of this apprehension will stem from the doctors previous experience of childbirth during his or her training, and may even go back further than that — to the type of person that h...

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