Birthplace Debate Continued…

I had another post in the works, but I have to pause to share this blog. The Midwife Next Door has, once again, done an excellent job of giving a sensible breakdown of what evidence actually shows regarding homebirth. Check out Tripled Risk of Newborn Death at Home Birth? A new study claims that homebirth triples newborn death rates- however, there are serious issues with the study; specifically, it includes accidental and unassisted homebirths in the count. Homebirth for low risk women with a qualified attendant is still shown to be just as safe as hospital birth. Please link The Midwife’s blog everywhere so that we can clear up some of the fog surrounding this issue.

And, finally, another great blog from The Midwife: The Safest Place to Give Birth. This excellent blog talks about how, as of right now, there is no 100% perfectly safe place for giving birth, but dreams of a place where it could be done. Excellent thoughts.

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