11 responses to The Amish and home birth

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    richard ……. close to the amish community of lebanon,pa
    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 08:58)

    although i like the homestyle way of delivering a baby, i think if your going to give birth using it, it needs to be regulated to some sort of standards. if they can meet those then i think its a fine idea.im not a big fan of hospitals to be honest because the quality can be all over the place depending on which one you go to.

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    Christina
    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 13:01)

    A friend once told me that giving birth is not a medical condition and so a medical doctor is not needed unless there is a problem with the baby or the mama. She always went with a midwife. I see her point, she has 5 kiddos! However, I do think there needs to be standards of some sort to keep both mama and little one safe and guard against possible infections that might occur.

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    Anita
    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 13:05)

    The issue of midwifery and home birthing is pretty controversial all over the country. I have a couple friends who are into that kind of thing and it’s quite political with midwifes spending time in jail to defend their right to do what they do…

    As far as the Amish go, my cousin from N IN told me they call the birthing centers there ‘Stop and Drop’s- sort of crude but they laugh when they say it. ;)

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    Katie Troyer
    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 13:58)

    We were brought up thinking the Stork delivers babies. I can still see my younger sister pointing to a stork flying overhead and getting all excited about someone in the neighborhood getting a baby.

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    Kate
    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 15:57)

    In our community the only time they use hospitals are if they know there will be complications or risks. Other wise a certified midwife delivers with the help of an Amish woman in our church. I hope to be able to help with births someday! I love the home birth and we have to remember our ancestors did this for YEARS and obviously they did alright. Sure there can be problems but they can happen at a hospital too. As long as there are no complications I will also choose a home birth. I think those are choices that should be thought out and consider based on the parents preferences not the states. Though I do understand where they are coming from I think it is the parents choice. Thanks for the post!

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    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 16:57)

    Anita, “Stop and Drop”?? That one I hadn’t heard…Don’t ever tell me Amish folks don’t have a sense of humor :)

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    The Amish and home birth (December 6th, 2010 at 22:16)

    Read up on the growing problem of hospital patients contracting what can be life-threatening bacterial infections inside hospitals (one common name is “flesh-eating disease”) and having one’s spawn delivered in other than a hospital or other communal location where staph infections are more likely to be spread makes sense.

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    Anita
    The Amish and home birth (December 7th, 2010 at 05:35)

    ;)

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    rick
    The Amish and home birth (December 7th, 2010 at 07:20)

    At the annual New Wilmington PA benefit auction, there is always a gift certificate auctioned for mid-wife services, valued at $1000 or $1200 I think. “Good for 1 year”, they like to joke, “so you still have time if you’re not already expecting.”. It usually sells for right at the stated value.

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    Sharron Clemons
    The Amish and home birth (December 21st, 2010 at 15:15)

    Anita, “Stop and Drop”?? That one I hadn’t heard…Don’t ever tell me Amish folks don’t have a sense of humor :)

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    Megan
    The Amish and home birth (January 20th, 2012 at 09:53)

    We have been birthing babies for 6000 years without med science. Now just 60 years of them thinking they are so good they are God that people blindly believe they are safe. Stay home, have your kid like Grandma and Great Grandma, etc. Oh wait that’s right women did NOT die that often in childbirth. That’s why women like my Great Grandma had 13 kids and lived even after the 13 one!!!!!!!!! More problems with the Med science way, they just don’t tell you that. They want your MONEY!

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