childbirth

(19 Posts)
laurenbetto Thu 10-Oct-13 14:18:23

Is a natural birth or a medically assisted birth better for mother and baby?

Hawkmoth Thu 10-Oct-13 14:19:04

Why?

laurenbetto Thu 10-Oct-13 14:32:19

Which is safer?

Hawkmoth Thu 10-Oct-13 14:34:08

Under what circumstances?

littleomar Thu 10-Oct-13 14:48:15

What, again? hmm

laurenbetto Thu 10-Oct-13 14:48:51

basically, whats your opinion on which birth is better, should medical assistance be used in normal uncomplicated births?

Hawkmoth Thu 10-Oct-13 15:42:31

In an ideal world babies would arrive on time, head first after about eight hours in labour. No stitches, tears or problems and everyone home for breakfast.

That's not what, or why, you are asking though is it?

When is medical assistance used in a straight forward 'normal' birth?
What are you deeming as medical assistance?

laurenbetto Thu 10-Oct-13 15:53:05

Medical assistance, for example gas and air, epidural.
and I am asking this, to conduct a study into peoples opinions on which birth is better, to weigh up whether the risk factors are worth it.

wickedwitchNE Thu 10-Oct-13 15:54:15

OP why don't you give us some info as to why you are (again) posting this question, with no background or details?

wickedwitchNE Thu 10-Oct-13 15:54:39

Apologies - X-post

RedToothBrush Thu 10-Oct-13 18:28:07

You question is, to put it bluntly, utter bollocks.

What birth is better? One which end up with mother and baby both healthy physically and mentally given their personal circumstances.

The second you start with questions like that, you are asking for judgmental nonsense which is nothing but destructive to all women - be they women who would ultimately prefer to attempt an unassisted homebirth (because ultimately they might not succeed for medical reasons) or a they are a women who need or prefer a more medicalised birth for whatever reason (and are made to therefore feel shit for not doing it the 'natural' way).

Its a question that only ends up upsetting someone.

SPBisResisting Thu 10-Oct-13 18:29:53

Op are you pregnant?

JoinTheDots Thu 10-Oct-13 18:30:27

I will offer an opinion when I know more about your study smile

How will establishing what our opinions are on which birth is 'better' help to answer a questions about risk factors in medical intervention?

The 'best' birth is different for every woman and different for each of her children.

Are you studying? If you tell us more, we might be able to help.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 13-Oct-13 21:54:17

Also, some births which are better for baby are not better for mother, and vice versa.

Scarlettsstars Sun 13-Oct-13 21:58:31

Ummm ...is this a dissertation topic?

Define "better".

TheRobberBride Sun 13-Oct-13 22:10:58

Your question makes no sense OP. No sense at all.

I may think that a particular type of birth is 'better' (whatever that means) but I fail to see why my opinion would allow anyone else to 'weigh up weather the risk factors are worth it'. hmm

If you are truly interested in weighing up the pros and cons of different types of birth then I suggest you turn your attention to the numerous peer reviewed studies of this type that appear in medical journals.

HTH

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