Slowly we are coming to a place where people are realizing, that birth took place mainly outside of a hospital only 100 years ago.
Birth in hospitals have been proven time and again to not be “safer”, with our maternal and infant mortality rate one of the highest in the developed world and only about 2% of births taking place at home, the truth doesn’t lie.
This study comes at a remarkable time, as Hawai`i is gearing up to have it’s home birth practices looked at by the government, with SB2569 introduced by Senator Josh Green (D) District 3 – Kona, Ka‘u, which essentially illegalizes home births, luckily we have many studies, passionate advocates and people around the world watching and sending their love and offers of support.
Hawai`i has a unique chance to lead the world to be a model of what truly healthy maternity care looks like.
If you haven’t read the bill yet go HERE
Write/Call/Email your Senators TODAY and tell them that SB2569 MUST be killed, as it does not serve women and babies. CLICK HERE to find your representative.
This article from Science and Sensibility about the “safety” of home birth is a great read.