Trust hospitals with births

The increasing frequency of home deliveries fills me with fear for mothers and their babies (see The Augusta Chronicle, Dec. 16, “Special deliveries”).

I know by experience that there are times during childbirth when mothers and/or their babies may die if they do not have immediate access to the emergency care available only in well-equipped hospitals. Things may quickly go wrong even in low-risk deliveries.

To any expectant mother, I urge you and plead with you to deliver your newborn in a hospital that is prepared to handle any difficulty that may arise during childbirth.

Jerry A. Miller Jr., M.D.

Augusta

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