The Heart and Science of Homebirth
[1999. Eugene, Oregon, Midwifery Today. 46 pages comb-bound, compilation.]
Homebirth is a safe and viable option for many women. Indeed, in many situations, homebirth is more likely than hospital birth to result in a complication-free and satisfactory birth experience. As midwives and birth professionals weve known this in our hearts for many years, but it has taken decades of research and activism to demonstrate this scientifically. Marsden Wagner has said many times, "Research is on the side of midwives." Midwifery Today offers a unique tool to midwives, childbirth educators, parents, indeed anyone who has an interest in promoting homebirth as a positive birth choice.
The Heart and Science of Homebirth is a compelling combination of the heart of homebirththe emotional and social reasons homebirth is desirable, and the science of homebirththe research which has consistently found homebirth to be every bit as safe as, and in some cases safer than, hospital birth. Over 90 citations of specific journal articles, discussion papers, books and studies form the backbone of the book. Abstracts and analyses of research from around the world build a rock-solid case for homebirth practitioners.
Please see the article, The Homebirth Choice, which was written specifically for parents considering homebirth.