Homebirth in the News

Planned Home vs Hospital Birth: A Meta-Analysis Gone Wrong

This is the article that looks at the research flaws of the 2010 study published in the American College of Obstetricians. The orignial study included all out of hospital births including those that were delivered enroute to the hospital and those that were not attended by any clinician. If you look at births attended by midwives at home vs births at the hospital the maternal and neonatal outcomes were equal regardless of location. 

 

CDC Study Says Home Births on the Rise in U.S.

U.S. births that occurred at home increased by 29%, from 0.56% of births in 2004 to 0.72% in 2009.

 

Is there no place like home?

The Economist, March 31, 2011

 

Midwives in the News

Midwives Improve Outcomes, Says Cochrane Review

Medscape Medical News

Troy Brown

Aug 23, 2013

Most women whose prenatal and childbirth care are led by a midwife have better outcomes compared with those whose care is led by a physician or shared among disciplines, according to a systematic review of 13 trials involving 16,242 women published August 22 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

 

The Midwife as Status Symbol

The New York Times

By Danielle Pergament

June 15, 2012

 

Births Attended by Midwives Safe, Need Fewer Interventions

Medscape, January, 2012

Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

 

Comparing OB/GYN to Midwifery care (Side-by-Side): What Would Each Care Look Like For You?

From Your Baby Booty - this is a video interview that explains what we do comapred to the OB office.

 

"Delivering babies never gets old"

NPR story about a midwife who never wants to stop.