Perinatal and maternal outcomes by planned place of birth for healthy women with low risk pregnancies: the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study.Outcomes of Planned Homebirths with CPMs

The U.K. Study: Is Home Birth a Reasonable Option? Outcomes of Planned Homebirths with CPMs

Outcomes of Planned Homebirths with CPMs:  A large prospective study in North America.Outcomes of Planned Homebirths with CPMs

Planned Homebirths are Safe 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 Homebirth References and Information
Efforts to encourage women to breastfeed should include information about sleep

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Boosts Iron In Infants Homebirth References and Information
A two minute delay can prevent anemia for months
Homebirth References and Information Homebirth References and Information
Various Articles and Studies about Homebirth

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (Health Care Routine Guideline)
ICSISee Ultrasound (Optional) on page 28 and Algorithm Annotation on page 33

US Preventative Services Task Force US Preventative Servcies 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

Ultrasound Scans Ultrasound Scans
Cause for Concern? By Dr. Sarah J. Buckley

Group B Strep Group B Strep
Mothering Magazine 2003

Hyperoxia May Depress Breathing in Newborns  Hyperoxia Depresses Breathing In Newborns
Assessing whether repeated hyperoxia inhibits breathing

Evidence Against the Use of Pure Oxygen  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 Lancet Study
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from The Lancet

Room Air Appears to do Less Brain Damage than Pure Oxygen  Room air does less damage
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 Infant and Neonatal Mortality
Mortality Rates are Higher Among Infants Delivered by C-section

FDA Cautions Against Ultrasound Keepsakes
FDA Consumer Magazine 2004

SSRIs and Your Baby SSRIs and Your Baby
Neonatal Signs Following Exposure to SSRIs

Neonatal Jaundice Neonatal Jaundice
Is Current Management of Neonatal Jaundice Evidence Based?

The Assault on Normal BirthThe 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

Please also see a very balanced summary on NHS Choices web site about the implications of the Birthplace in England Study. 

The six full reports including our qualitative case studies and the economic analysis are available here on the funders web site. 



Alfalfa Group B Strep

Oral Vitamin K Group B Strep

Candles Not Required. Candles Not Required
A first-time mom explains why she chose homebirth.

You Want to Give Birth Where? 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 Not the Kind of House for a Home Birth
“I want to stay home and have people come to me.”

Being There Being There.
A mother and her teenage daughter reflect on their memories of homebirth.

There’s No Place Like Home There's No Place Like Home.
The advantages and joys of giving birth where you live.

They Saw It All They Saw It All
Having children present at the birth.

Ecstatic Birth Ecstatic Birth

Studies Show Homebirth is Safe Studies Show Homebirth is Safe

Is Homebirth For You? Is Homebirth For You

A Butcher’s Dozen A Butcher's Dozen
An Article on VBAC by Nancy Wainer

Foreskins for Keeps Foreskins for Keeps
An Idea Whose Time Has Come by Gloria Lemay

Home – Our Birth Right Home Our Birth Right
An Article by Judy Edmunds, CPM