Perinatal and maternal outcomes by planned place of birth for healthy women with low risk pregnancies: the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study.
The U.K. Study: Is Home Birth a Reasonable Option?
Outcomes of Planned Homebirths with CPMs: A large prospective study in North America.
Planned Homebirths are Safe
The Largest Study of Homebirths Attended by CPMs as Published in the British Medical Journal
Breast-feeding mothers do not get less or worse sleep than mothers using formula feeding
Efforts to encourage women to breastfeed should include information about sleep
Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Boosts Iron In Infants
A two minute delay can prevent anemia for months
Homebirth References and Information
Various Articles and Studies about Homebirth
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (Health Care Routine Guideline)
See Ultrasound (Optional) on page 28 and Algorithm Annotation on page 33
US Preventative Services Task Force
This task force apparently gave up due to the prolific use of ultrasound in spite of the lack of evidence to support its routine use
Cause for Concern? By Dr. Sarah J. Buckley
Group B Strep
Mothering Magazine 2003
Hyperoxia May Depress Breathing in Newborns
Assessing whether repeated hyperoxia inhibits breathing
Evidence Against the Use of Pure Oxygen
The Evidence Mounts Against the Use of Pure Oxygen in Newborn Resuscitation
Resuscitation of Newborn Infants with 100% Oxygen or Air
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from The Lancet
Room Air Appears to do Less Brain Damage than Pure Oxygen
The first research looking at chemical changes in the brain during restoration of blood flow after cardiac arrest and
the neurological damage that can follow.
Infant and Neonatal Mortality for Primary Cesarean and Vaginal Births
Mortality Rates are Higher Among Infants Delivered by C-section
FDA Cautions Against Ultrasound Keepsakes
FDA Consumer Magazine 2004
SSRIs and Your Baby
Neonatal Signs Following Exposure to SSRIs
Is Current Management of Neonatal Jaundice Evidence Based?
The Assault on Normal Birth
The OB Disinformation Campaign by Henci Goer
Perinatal and maternal outcomes by planned place of birth for healthy women with low risk pregnancies: the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study BMJ 2011; 343 http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d7400?tab=related
Please also see a very balanced summary on NHS Choices web site about the implications of the Birthplace in England Study. http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/11November/Pages/hospital-births-home-births-compared.aspx
The six full reports including our qualitative case studies and the economic analysis are available here on the funders web site. http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/projdetails.php?ref=08-1604-140
Oral Vitamin K
Candles Not Required.
A first-time mom explains why she chose homebirth.
You Want to Give Birth Where?
A dad’s transformation from homebirth skeptic to homebirth advocate.
Not the Kind of House for a Home Birth
“I want to stay home and have people come to me.”
A mother and her teenage daughter reflect on their memories of homebirth.
There’s No Place Like Home
The advantages and joys of giving birth where you live.
They Saw It All
Having children present at the birth.
Studies Show Homebirth is Safe
Is Homebirth For You?
A Butcher’s Dozen
An Article on VBAC by Nancy Wainer
Foreskins for Keeps
An Idea Whose Time Has Come by Gloria Lemay
Home – Our Birth Right
An Article by Judy Edmunds, CPM