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?
Birth by the Numbers just released the newest video in their occasional video series and this time Dr. Eugene Declercq and his team are providing valuable information about current home birth trends in the United States.
Lamaze has shared, reviewed and discussed research articles on the topic of out of hospital birth. Use this compilation of S&S posts from experts, including researchers, midwives, doctors and others on the topic of home birth safety for your own use and to share with families.
Rebecca Dekker, PhD of Evidence Based Birth released a new article today – “The Evidence for Advanced Maternal Age” which examines and summarizes the current research available on the topic of pregnancy and birth at the age of 35 years old or beyond. The age at which people are having their first ch
By Jeanette McCullochIn the past month, two new studies have been released - one in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the other in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) - comparing out-of-hospital birth outcomes to hospital birth outcomes. These studies join a growing body of lit