The Daily News-Record has picked up on a hot topic — birth options. Sadly, with Candace Sipos’ article, (“A Labor of Love,” Jan. 25, 2014) the conversation has become, “which side are you on?” Obstetricians, professional midwives and other medical professionals absolutely must work together for the safest birth options.
The U.S. ranks somewhere around 50th in the world for safety during childbirth for mother and child, with well over 90 percent being hospital births. Shocking, considering we also spend the most amount of money on birth.
Harrisonburg remains a place where a family has few options, although it is improving. I traveled out of state for a doctor with wonderful outcomes. Visit improvingbirth.org for more lively conversation.