The number of families that are choosing community birth (home or freestanding birth center) is increasing every year. What can healthy low-risk people do to avoid the interventions that make choosing a hospital birth potentially less safe for this specific population?
Laboring down - is it a good idea? Recent literature seems to indicate that it increases complications for both parent and baby, but is this conclusion based on good evidence? Researcher and writer Henci Goer takes a look at what the current research actually tells us on the topic of laboring down,
The advance publication of an analysis of United States maternal mortality data back in August created a stir that has been reverberating through the internet ever since, spurred on by the publication of other relevant studies and a report during the same time period.
The research and interest in discovering what might be the underlying causes of autism continues to climb as the number of diagnoses of children and adults with autism increases every year. Today on the blog, author Henci Goer puts several recent studies under the microscope to see if the researche
Last week, a new study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Planned out-of-hospital birth and birth outcomes.” This study looked at the safety of home birth using Oregon State birth certificate data and once again brought up the unclear debate on the safety of home birth.