I read this article in the Guardian yesterday which was about a survey claims over home birth being more of a risk than hospital birth. Apparently, a home birth carries three times the risk that the baby will die then if you were to have the baby in a hospital. I do not believe this to be true; I believe that both have just the same risks. Which the Royal College of Midwives has confirmed.
It went downhill after I had given birth and was put down on the ward. I had no support with me not being able to breastfeed, and even though I was in shock, they kicked the other half out. This still upsets me to this day. He should have spent that first night with his son as I did. I didn’t want to be away from him. I wasn’t allowed to discharge myself because of the set hours you have after given birth and the fact there wasn’t a paediatrician handy to do some checks. That was a horrible experience, and as I said still upsets me today, I felt alone in a strange place once everyone had left me. I don’t like overnight stays in the hospital so why do it if I have other choices available to me.
I will look into my options come the next birth, and I will be the one in control, after all, it is my body, and I am the one giving birth.