Homebirth Risks in the News Again

2020-08-21T10:13:16-04:00October 17th, 2013|

All over the news a few weeks ago (I’ve been busy) was news that homebirths increased the risk of an Apgar score of 0 10-fold. Doctors were out in force saying this is why homebirth should not be allowed (really via not allowing midwives to practice homebirth) or ethically promoted. But what does the research really tell us?

Re:Birth Volume 3

2020-08-21T14:41:14-04:00August 4th, 2011|

The article that stood out was the summary of research on homebirth, one of the first articles of the paper, but I’ve already written on that and sadly the articles seem a little too similar to have been written 25 years apart. But a little aside – if you read this issue closely, I get a few mentions, including a brief synopsis of my birth!

Fighting for Homebirth

2020-08-21T14:47:16-04:00March 14th, 2011|

What are the problems with homebirth according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists? The primary argument for years is that it’s somehow unsafe and that there hasn’t been enough research on it. They say homebirth is unsafe and ignore the evidence that suggests otherwise.