In the US today, only 1% of all deliveries are done at home. The AMA obviously did a great sales job of convincing the US population away from natural childbirth an into the hospital.
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Giving birth, whether in medically-advanced countries or in the developing world, is shrouded in mystery. Women have to face pregnancy with a "wait and see" approach to whether it will go well, or not.
Pregnant with her first child, Julie Speier prepared to deliver with the help of a midwife at a New York City birthing center. But in June -- three we...
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