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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 [...]

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ACOG Issues New Committee Opinion on Home Birth: Some Things Old, Some Things New

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a revised and updated Committee Opinion on “Planned Home Birth.” If you read the media reports on it, you would [...]

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Dr. Amy Blames Childbirth Woes on Natural Birth Cabal in WASHINGTON POST Commentary

Amy Tuteur has managed to score a commentary in the Washington Post entitled “How the natural birth industry sets mothers up for guilt and shame.” You would think that the inflammatory rhetoric [...]

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New Study Finds Women Are Safe at Home

The Toronto Star reports on a large study comparing outcomes between 11,493 low-risk Canadian women planning home birth at the onset of labor and a random sample of 11,493 equally low-risk women [...]

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The MANA Stats on Planned Home VBAC in the U.S.

Science & Sensibility recently published an interview with Melissa Cheyney, one of the authors of the forthcoming “Planned home VBAC in the United States, 2004-2009: outcomes, maternity [...]

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Cost Analysis Shows Home Birth to Be Safe

A Washington Post article runs under the heading: “Giving birth at home is cheaper than at hospitals, study says, but is it safe?” The study, which is available for free, compared [...]

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