One thing that I noticed going from OB-tended pregnancies/births (if that's what you call it...they tended nothing, really) to a CNM tended homebirth is that there is a huge difference between what is considered safe to take during pregnancy.
I have come to the understanding that it is a good idea to take all precautions when pregnant and avoid most anything unnatural (even for colds, flus, & indigestion) when you're having a homebirth. You have the best outcomes when you are properly nourished, in good shape, and have avoided poisons. Right?
What I'm not getting is why its not just as important for hospital birthing moms as it is for homebirthing moms. The only reason I can come up with is that, well, its easily remedied in the hospital if something goes wrong...we just section or induce! But how is that fair to moms? Is it really fair to tell moms that Tums and Prevacid are safe, just because they can deal with it in the hospital if it causes an inadequate placenta?
BTW: Has anyone else heard that Tums is bad during pregnancy? Well, not really bad, I guess. There's just something better...like papaya.