Thanks for your response... esp to the cord cutting issue. I really had no idea about that part... somewhere in the back of my head i thought there was a reason why they clamped it once the baby for born. obviously that thought was wrong.
Thanks for your advice regarding better search topics.
I have actually tried to make contact with a midwife that supposidly does home births in my area. In Australia, it's not a common practise, because of the lack of availability of insurance (I have another thread that has started to talk about this... and as I find out more information I will ad to it) but there aren't many women in Australia who even give homebirth a thought... because it's out of the norm here. Infact noone has responded to my thread "Homebirths in Australia".
There are websites advocating homebirth in Australia, but I'm still yet to look at the referencing as to whether they have credible information... I don't like websites that are completely pro- a cause without looking at the cons. I think all the necessary information should be on there... not just to support their case.
So yeah, I'm looking into the homebirth midwife, but she hasn't returned my email, and it's been almost a week now. I have to look at costs as well... no one as yet can tell me what the approximate costs are.
Also as another sideline issue, I've looked up the practising guidelines in Australia for homebirths... and they say that a midwife can be registered to perform homebirths, and they are suppose to adhere to the guidelines set out by our registration authority... but there is way of regulating the midwives practise, thus the reason why its hard for them to get insurance.... and if something was to go wrong through midwife fault/ error... there isn't much legal standing on who's to be held acountable. That's what makes me nervous about the home birth midwife....
So I'd like to hear what she had to say about it all, and hwo frequently she practises homebirths. and her general beliefs on labour and womans choice and medical intervention if required.
What country are you in?