Home Birth Safety

Below are some links to more information about Home Birth Safety:

  1. https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/being-safe-making-the-decision-to-have-a-planned-home-birth?source=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29 – Being Safe: Making the Decision to Have a Planned Home Birth
  2. https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/safety-home-hospital-birth?source=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29
  3. Home birth, the rest of the story: https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/home-birth-the-rest-of-the-story?source=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29
  4. https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/a-new-era-of-home-birth-research?source=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29 home birth research
  5. Why Not Home? http://static1.squarespace.com/static/569d2931cbced647da3e0337/t/5728bbc8f8baf3fbe908e49f/1462287322004/WNHDiscussionGuideWeb.pdf
  6. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/06/05/im-an-ob-gyn-i-dont-think-most-babies-should-be-born-in-the-hopsital/?tid=sm_tw
  7. https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/p/bl/et/blogid=2&blogaid=817 Is out of hospital birth safe?
  8. http://www.hellosunshineok.com/blog/2015/7/21/ted-talks-for-pregnancy-and-birth Ted Talks for pregnancy and birth
  9. Home birth as safe as hospital birth: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/home-births-as-safe-as-hospital-births-research-finds/
  10. http://www.homebirth.org.uk/firstbaby.htm home birth with first baby
  11. https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/homebirth-safety/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29
  12. Berglind Halfdansdottir, Alexander Kr. Smarason, et al., Outcome of Planned Home and Hospital Births among Low-Risk Women in Iceland in 2005–2009: A Retrospective Cohort Study, BIRTH 42:1 March 2015
  13. http://www.homebirth.org.uk/firstbaby.htm
  14. From a mom: “This is a really interesting video that helped my husband and parents realize the safety (and my reason for wanting) of a home birth. My husband is a scientist, so he is all about numbers and facts, and he thought this was great. It’s not specifically about ”the safety of home birth” but more about how BROKEN the hospital birth care system is in the US. And about how safe and common home births are in other countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6KkTUzyh4” Unbreaking Birth
  15. http://www.peggyomara.com/2015/06/08/why-homebirth/
  16. http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/home-births-as-safe-as-hospital-births-research-finds/
  17. Birth in the squatting position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAF5n3GBkPA
  18. Ina May’s Ted Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9LO1Vb54yk&feature=youtu.be
  19. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=8149&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29 Home Birth After Hospital Birth
  20. http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5591e449a91cca320f15bbb5e&id=cafdc329fb&e=db1d113f93 Home Birth Research Q&A
  21. http://vimeo.com/channels/athomeinmaine/videos Home births in Maine
  22. http://www.improvingbirth.org/2014/06/dear-friend/ Dear Friend, birth doesn’t have to suck
  23. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=8359&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29 Midwifery as a Birth Option
  24. Tedx Amherst: home birth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5V723E9wvE
  25. Home birth matters – to all women http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820352/
  26. http://evidencebasedbirth.com/category/home-birth-2/ Home Birth
  27. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=7869&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+science-sensibility+%28Science+%26+Sensibility%29 Research Review: Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States
  28. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=7895 Home Birth In A Risk Society
  29. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?s=Home+birth+safety Meta-analysis on the safety of home birth
  30. http://www.bcmidwives.com/files/Home%20Birth%20Annotated%20guide%20to%20the%20literature%20May%202011.pdf An Annoted Guide to Home birth
  31. Home Birth in a Risk Society; Commentary by Sociologist Barbara Roth Katzman, PhD http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=7895
  32. http://almenpraksis.ku.dk/nyheder/oleolsen/Hjemmef_dsel.pdf/ Planned hospital birth versus planned home birth (Review)
  33. http://evidencebasedbirth.com/2012/07/10/what-is-home-birth/
  34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI5-jx_vcp4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Our Easy Home Birth
  35. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tabby-biddle/women-speak-out-about-wha_b_781205.html Women Speak Out About What’s Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System
  36. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-most-scientific-birth-is-often-the-least-technological-birth/254420/
  37. Here is the link to the published study in the British Medical Journal. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/12/01/re-perinatal-and-maternal-outcomes-planned-place-birth-healthy-women-low-r
  38. This is one of the most well done study, also published in the British Medical Journal – http://mana.org/CPM2000.html http://www.naturalnews.com/026999_home_birth_births.html
  39. Here’s the elephant journal pictures of home birth. The entire elephant journal site is pretty neat. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/11/homebirth-unveiled–the-voice-and-heart-of-homebirth-mothers-150photos/
  40. More info if you want it: http://www.compleatmother.com/homebirth.htm
  41. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD004667/frame.html (the “midwives are awesome for low risk moms” study)
  42. Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEtRVRwmkhQ&NR=1 (nice home birth in Maine) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhYde6G-Vus (home birth) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqaXVGgbB7k (great home birth montage)
  43. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDz0-OgR9iI&NR=1 (a “Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery” NSVD in the hospital, just so you have a basis of comparison) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFVkDV45MM (really inspirational montage of women who had a c/section for because they “failed to progress” or “cephlo-pelvic disproportion” i.e. your baby is too big, who had their subsequent babies at home, often bigger babies J)
  44. http://www.articlesbase.com/pregnancy-articles/is-home-birth-right-for-me-3976527.html
  45. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2014607/Home-births-Too-babies-born-hospital-say-doctors.html
  46. http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2011/05/the-joys-of-home-birthing.html
  47. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110413101916.htm (more interventions is not better for mom or baby)
  48. http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/04/childbirth_care_and_access_to_midwives.html
  49. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhcnDpv3dM&feature=player_embedded (from c-section to home water birth)
  50. http://www.cmaj.ca/content/181/6-7/377.full.pdf (another big study on the safety of home birth)