July 2016

Reposted from:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/16/good-birth-experience-baby-alive-mumsnet  Last modified on Thursday 22 May 2014 02.21 EDT The Guardian Joanna Moorhead The charity Birthrights is calling for a reappraisal of how we judge a successful birth: no longer should it be merely about physical health, but psychological health as well. Listen to any group of new parents talking about their birth experience, […]

1) Understanding issue of “statistical significance” in studies of PHB safety ~ Using a prospective study published in 2005 comparing midwife-attended OOH birth, midwife-attended hospital birth, and hospital-attended MD births — all for the same low-risk category of childbearing women . . . 2) My conclusions and recommendations ~ An expanded informed consent that included absolute as well as […]

Risk-benefits of each Place-of-Birth is the proper focus of inquiry & discussion

by faithgibson July 4, 2016

HEADLINE NEWS ~ Planned places-of-birth — hospitals, independent birth centers and planned home births — are all associated with some increased risks of morbidity and mortality in healthy women with normal pregnancies when compared to the outcomes achieved in each of these other settings. The logical response to these facts is to acknowledge the problem and […]

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