The United States' doctor to patient ratio is the
highest in the world
The United States is the most technologically astute
nation in the world
The United States has the highest infant mortality
rate in the industrialized world.
One of the reasons is because pregnacy
is treated as a disease rather than the natural process
If you had an instrument screwed into
the top of your head, you might register a little distress.
That's common procedure in U.S. hospitals
when a pregnant woman is being prepared for delivery.
A "fetal monitor" is inserted through the
woman's vagina and into the fetus' head. If the fetus
registers distress after the fetal monitor is screwed
into its head, a Caesarian birth is often performed.
This is just one of the unnatural procedures attendant
in U.S. hospital born births, paritally due, in this
era of malpractice and a litigant encouraged society,
to the physician's fear of a malpractice suit.
Aside from the stress, danger, time
and added expense a Caesarian birth entails, it deprives
the mother and baby of the many natural and beneficial
processes enacted by going through the birth canal.
The majority of babies throughout
the world, including 3rd World Countries, are born safely
at home with the aid of midwives. From the moment of
birth the infant is exposed to its natural surroundings
rather than those in disease-laden hospitals where incurable
staph infections debilitate and claim lives by the thousands.
In the past it was thought only the
poor and rural area people availed themselves of midwives.
Today, for the most part, it's the mothers-to-be who
are aware enough to educate themselves on the important
matter of birthing who are choosing to use midwives.
Unfortunately, in many areas uniformed
individuals have fallen prey to scare-mongering tactics
used to intimidate the masses who then feel it their
right to deny women their birthing choice.
Following is some information on Alabama
Friends Of Midwives. (ed. - see the rest of this website)
If you care about the health and well being of our mothers-to-be
and their babies, I hope you will read this and then
take a minute to go to their website to sign the petition
to allow women this choice.
- Name withheld