November 15, 2006 1:01pm CST
I am from Holland or The Netherlands. Have you ever been there, and what is your opinion about this country?
• United States
15 Nov 06
I have never been to the Netherlands, but I know many people who have been guests there, and I hear wonderful things. The Netherlands used to have excellent midwifery and home birth training programs, with lowest maternal/newborn mortality rates in the world, but as western medicine spread compulsory hospitalization of childbirth, the Netherlands' hospital birth rates increased and homebirth with midwives decreased. Is this true?