Oh, homebirths are so wonderful.
I took photos at a birth the other night (click here if you want to see them), and it has occurred to me that more people should have homebirths because you just won't have moments/pictures like this in a hospital. (And I didn't even put up the pictures that showed the baby being born in the caul... you won't get that in a hospital either).
Why are only 1% doing it? Study upon study has shown that it is just as safe as a hospital birth (minus all those interventions). I think that part of it is because some women don't even realize that it is an option. That's why I'm telling you. (Because, if you haven't had a homebirth, you don't know what you're missing.)
On a related note: I'm going to see Ina May Gaskin talk tonight.