It is good to go back to one’s roots and follow methods used by our ancestors, but not at the cost of lives. That, too, the life of both the mother and infant is at stake when it comes to home birthing. What is even more shocking is that a few couples prefer to watch YouTube videos to give birth to baby without any proper assistance and care.
While the Tamilnadu Health Department has started a crackdown on people opting for home delivery, concerns raised by stakeholders should also be taken into consideration. Hospitals forcing pregnant women to go for C-Section and skyrocketing charges are said to be the main reasons behind couples opting for home births. It is high time the government issued a strict warning to hospitals in this regard. Also, it will be good if our private hospitals follow our auto drivers in 'Prasavathukku Ilavasam'. If they do it, there can be no better service than this to society.