Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hungary criminalises midwives.

If you want a home birth move to Holland. It's all very Handmaids Tale. See here

Isn't the EU just wonderful?

5 comments:

Raedwald said...

Appalling. I thought the old Soviet Birth Factory mentality came down with the Berlin Wall.

My buddy Gol was 'persuaded' by She to install a home birthing pool in their garage; he had to plaster and tile it, put in heating and an insulated ceiling, carpets, soft lighting and a sound system. Rehearsals were undertaken with the midwife, and all was ready for the big day. Then her waters broke at a wedding 200 miles away, and within hours Junior greeted the world from a bed in the local maternity wing. Hey ho.

Electro-Kevin said...

It's considered medical opinion that the mother-to-be should adopt the same position whilst birthing as she did during conception.

So how is a hospital going to recreate the scene of mother being bent over an Aga and taken from behind ?

lilith said...

It never goes how you plan it Raedwald. Calfy was nearly born under a lampost in Southwark. And we had candles burning and everything.


I think you only get the S & M option in a Hungarian hospital, Kev.

Scrobs... said...

You'd have thought that the EU might have formed another quango to investigate all this Lils!

Like you say, the Nulab experiment lives on in Brussels with all the dross we kick out here.

Elby The Berserk said...

Meanwhile back in the EU, Von Rompuy Pumpoy has had himself some nice new offices built

Cost?

£282 million. Of your money (not mine, I don't pay tax any more, and if I can help it intend never to pay another penny in taxation)