My answer to Why do we give birth in hospitals when our ancestors didn't have to?
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
From a woman’s perspective, we give birth to hospitals because after World War II, women are heralded to hospitals to birth their babies to ensure that we can use the newest technology possible when needed but hospital is not for all women (with normal birth, cared for by midwives). During that time, after the doctor touches the dead bodies, they then touch the laboring women without gloves and many died during childbirth.
Currently, complications arise because some women used drugs/OTC meds/alcohol during pregnancy (blue babies) or labor and delivery related complications.
For profit purpose, we have to spend $6000 for C-section in the hospital even when not warranted. Because of our lifestyle of sitting all day and not walking a mile a day (with sugar consumption and other drugs), some of us are at high-risk to birth at home. There are only few nurse midwives (CNM) who can do homebirth because the govt/health insurance companies only allows/pays CNMs and not homebirth midwives.
Why do we give birth in hospitals when our ancestors didn't have to?