Safety of Home Birth

Contrary to published biased studies about the dangers of home birth, many well done studies have proved the safety of home birth in low risk women attended by skilled midwives.

Safety of Home Birth

‘Woven Moon’ Durga Bernhard

 

Landmark Study Shows Giving Birth at Home is Safe

‘Home Birth’- Sheila Kitzinger

Safety of Home Birth- Link to Studies and Literature

Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America

Bringing Out Baby … at Home – Home Delivery

“Among low-risk women, home births assisted by certified midwives achieve similar rates of intrapartum and neonatalmortality as hospital births, with lower rates of medical intervention,reveal Canadian researchers.” [from obgynworld.com]

Here’s the popular press on the homebirth safety study:
Bringing Out Baby … at Home – Home Delivery

WebMD – “You’re bringing a baby into a home full of love rather than a hospital full of germs.”

The Boston Globe: “Home Births as safe as hospital deliveriesfor low-risk mothers”

In the Washington Post: “Home Births”On Yahoo! News: “Home Birth safe for low-risk pregnancies”

On Forbes: “Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery”

Study On KOMO 4 News & ABC News: “Midwives a Safe Alternative to Hospital”

On Kaisernetwork: Planned, Low-Risk Home Births With Nurse-Midwivesas Safe as Hospital Births, Involve Fewer Interventions

WebMD- “You’re bringing a baby into a home full of love rather than a hospital full of germs.”

In the Boston Globe: “Home Births as safe as hospital deliveriesfor low-risk mothers”

In the Washington Post: “Home Births”

Yahoo! News: “Home Birth safe for low-risk pregnancies”

On Forbes: “Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery”

Study On KOMO 4 News & ABC News: “Midwives a Safe Alternative to Hospital”

“You’re bringing a baby into a home full of love rather than a hospital full of germs.”

In the Boston Globe: “Home Births as safe as hospital deliveriesfor low-risk mothers”

On Forbes: “Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery”

On Kaisernetwork: Planned, Low-Risk Home Births With Nurse-Midwivesas Safe as Hospital Births, Involve Fewer Interventions

Source: British Medical Journal 2005; 330: 1416-22 The largest prospective study of planned home births to date evaluates the safety of such births supported by direct entry midwives.Among low-risk women, home births assisted by certified midwives achieve similar rates of intrapartum and neonatal mortality as hospital births,with lower rates of medical intervention


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