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Source: www.PRWeb.com (PRWEB) A study in the June 18th issue (2005) of the British Medical Journal found that “planned home births for low risk women in the United States are associated with similar safety and less medical intervention as low risk hospital births.” With prospective data from more than 5000 births attended in 2000 by [...]
A recent study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, found that C-section babies are 40-60% more likely to suffer from asthma as children. The study is based on data from a whopping 1.7 million births and compared the results of spontaneous vaginal births and cesarean babies through age 18. Emergency cesareans posed the highest [...]
The rate of premature birth has been increasing for 2 decades and researchers are now blaming part of the increase on unnecessary cesarean sections. The cesareans are accountable for almost all of the of the increase in “late preemies”, meaning birth during weeks 34-37, when the brain and lungs are not fully formed, but the [...]
by Yvonne Lapp Cryns Each year in America, approximately 1% of the births occur in home settings. In Illinois in 1992, 1,218 families filed birth certificates that reflected a homebirth. Approximately one-third of the births occurred to Black families. Wisconsin had 591 recorded homebirths for the same year of which 22 were to Black families. [...]
by Suzanne Doyle-Ingram By the time my husband and I finally got pregnant the first time, I had done a lot of reading about birth options and we had already decided to have a midwife instead of a doctor. We believe that pregnancy is a healthy state of being, and unless something came up, a [...]
by Yvonne Lapp Cryns Home birth with a midwife is a no-brainer — government statistics since statistical compilation began a century ago show the superiority of non-medical midwife-attended home birth, yet a government license does not ensure competence or safety – licensure is about limiting and controlling who can give health care information. For example, [...]
By Heather Hill If you’re like me when I was pregnant, you are probably being bombarded with information. Between reading and getting so much advice about everything from what to feed your baby to which diaper cream to use, you might find that you have more questions than answers. You are also probably wondering about [...]