Medical-Model Labor Management Fails Head-to-Head Comparison with Physiologic Care

The winter issue of Birth includes a study that provides proof positive that physiologic care is superior to medical management. The study reports the results of Strong Start, a program providing [...]


Out-of-Hospital Birth Shown to Be Safe & Effective . . . Again

With the Duchess of Cambridge apparently lobbying for a home birth (Be it ever so grandiose, there’s no place like home?) and inspiring U.K. women to follow in her wake, it seems relevant to [...]


Is Hospital Birth Safer Than Out-of-Hospital Birth?

UPI has published an article on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) data analysis, “Perspectives on risk: Assessment of risk profiles and outcomes among women planning community birth [...]


Is the Needle Finally Moving on Maternity Care Reform?

The past few years have seen a flurry of reports and guidelines aimed at improving the quality of maternity care. These include “Supporting healthy and normal physiologic childbirth: a consensus [...]


Dueling Statistics: Is Out-of-Hospital Birth Safe?

Popping up all over the internet this past week were the results of a New England Journal of Medicine study of Oregon State statistics finding that planned out-of-hospital birth slightly [...]

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