There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about homebirths, freebirths and hospital births.
A lot of people think how a mother gives birth to her baby should be entirely her decision.
They tend to use the line the pro-abortionists use- "her body, her choice".
For me personally, a woman's body is her own. Yep I agree...UNTIL she becomes pregnant. Then she is also the guardian of her child's body as well.
So she must always make decisions in her child's best interest. That is what being a mother is all about.
So in my mind it is insane that any mother would choose NOT to be as close to a neonatal intensive care unit when giving birth to her baby.
Fortunately very few babies need admission to high dependency units like the NICU at birth, but some do. And often there is no indication prior, often low risk mums can go through very normal labours only to deliver a baby who requires life saving treatment immediately.
Why take the risk? Why deprive a new born of immediate access to this type of care?
I will never understand it.