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- n. unassisted childbirth; giving birth without medical assistance or the attendance of a midwife.
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Almost one in three respondents to an online survey by social networking site BellyBelly said they would find an alternative way to birth at home, even if that meant "freebirthing" - without a doctor or midwife.
Ditto teenage girls, who either don't realise or ignore that they're pregnant and end up giving birth in their bedrooms, women who have very fast labours, where transfer is out of the question, or those who choose to birth without any medical assistance (an entirely different practice known as freebirthing).
This obsession has led me down paths I've never much ventured before, like hypnobirthing and freebirthing, places where glowing optimism thrives and my cynicism waits politely outside.
I am not meaning to be disrespectful but I was watching a show on Discovery Health about freebirthing.