The midwives may have been busy each time I gave birth but the care that they gave was second to none. SnoWhite who insists that she is never going to have children said IF SHE DID HAVE A CHILD (figure that one out!) it would definitely be a hospital birth, with access to everything(especially an epidural) in an emergency.
The NHS Blog Doctor says
A “right” to a home delivery is as safe and as sensible as giving parents the “right” to insist that their children have their tonsils out at home on the kitchen table. That is the natural way to do it. That is what doctors used to do a hundred years ago, so why not now?
The independent madwives are ecstatic.
There is not a single insurance company in the country that is prepared to cover independent madwives to do home deliveries. So what do the madwives do?
They work without insurance.
Private midwives have been working without indemnity insurance since 2002, when the last company willing to provide cover pulled out. Despite this, their numbers have grown from about 40 in 2002 to 200 at present, with up to 4,000 babies a year delivered privately. (The Times)
The madwives thus show the same disregard to safety as people who drive cars without insurance. Car drivers can go to jail for driving without insurance. Soon, the madwives may follow.