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Homebirth Safety Resources

post #1 of 17
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The following are resources MDC members found helpful for convincing family members of the safety of homebirth:

Articles & Links:
British Medical Journal study
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articl...ogyinbirth.asp
http://gentlebirth.org/archives/prntshar.html
http://www.homebirthdallas.org/HANDWebResources
http://www.texas-midwife.com/safe.htm
http://gentlebirth.org/archives/prntshar.html
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/5510/studies.html
http://home.earthlink.net/~eaglefalc...irthoprah.html
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/homebirthindex.htm
http://www.healthychild.com/database..._like_home.htm
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articl...irthchoice.asp
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/gracious.asp
http://www.birthpsychology.com/violence/odent1.html
http://www.acegraphics.com.au/articles/wagner01.html
http://www.birthpsychology.com/birthscene/otoday4.html
http://www.changesurfer.com/Hlth/homebirth.html
http://www.nashvillemidwife.com/safety.html

Books:

Immaculate Deception
by Suzanne Arms
Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Birth at Home by Sheila Kitzinger
The Cultural Warping of Childbirth by Doris Haire
The Home Birth Book by Charlotte and Fred Ward
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
Birth Reborn by Michael Odent
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities by Henci Goer
Pushed by Jennifer Block
post #2 of 17
How i wish i'd had all this info in one place many months ago when i made the decision to follow my heart with changing to a homebirth! Thank you for compiling this!!!
post #3 of 17
thank you Anna!
post #4 of 17
This is fabulous! Thank you for compiling a list.
post #5 of 17
Thanks for the list of books...I was looking for some recommendations!
post #6 of 17
Thank you! It has been a valuable list!
post #7 of 17
Thank you was hoping to find something like this here Ü
post #8 of 17
The fifth link above needs to be changed to http://www.texas-midwife.com/safe.htm .

Thank you for compiling this. I'm not looking forward to telling my mother and my MD sister-in-law about our impending home birth. I think I'm going to compile a take-home folder full of information for when they come. I doubt my sister would even want it, but hopefully my mom would take it.
post #9 of 17
Thanks for the list! I'm hoping I can convince my DH to let me HBAC next time. Both of our moms have worked in hospitals, so we hear all the horror stories of births gone bad (probably because they were in the hospital).

After reading some of the information, I'm beginning to rethink the whole nuchal(sp?) fold testing I had last time in lieu of alpha-fetal protein. Hmmm.

Anyway, thanks again!
post #10 of 17
I'd like to add: "Obstetrical Myths vs Research Realities".
post #11 of 17
How about the book Pushed by Jennifer Block?
post #12 of 17
Are their any resources that specifically deal with HBAC?
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Chula13 View Post
Are their any resources that specifically deal with HBAC?
Pushed talks a lot about vbac and hbac...
post #14 of 17
You might consider adding this one: www.nashvillemidwife.com/safety.html
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post #16 of 17
AWESOME!! THANK YOU!!

My husband always jokes that I need a little business card outlining all of the wonderfulness of homebirth (since I can never put it very eloquently when I'm put on the spot). I seriously may print this out and laminate it to pass out to strangers...
post #17 of 17
just wanted to say thanks for posting this. It's exactly what I came here for!:
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