Liz in Seattle
commented on Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives: Birthing Babies
Please think critically about this topic. Homebirth is dangerous and can be deadly, with a higher rate of death when compared to hospital birth.
Things can go wrong very quickly and appropriate medical care can mean the difference between life and death, or lifelong disability.
Midwives cannot provide that are in a home or "farm" setting. They know this, but continue to promote risky home births because it is their livelihood.
Check out this blog, by a Harvard trained obstetrician, for more on homebirth and midwives: http://www.skepticalob.com/