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Homebirth Websites

This category is for childbirth topics relating to birthing at home only. The parent Childbirth category is about childbirth health issues which means this category should contain health related websites. That could encompass topics such as benefits of homebirth, homebirth statistics, risk factors, stories containing health information, homebirth midwifery, etc. This category also will be heavily weighted in favor of assisted homebirth (birth assisted by a health professional). Unassisted homebirth information needs to be submitted to the Childbirth/Unassisted Birth subcategory.- Category ID : 80560
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Home Birth Reference Page

Contains summaries of research, references, links, and recommended books.
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Homebirth - Safety and Benefits

Collection of articles and source material about homebirth.
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Citizens for Midwifery Home Birth Fact Sheet

Gives empirical evidence for the safety of a planned home birth with a qualified midwife, as well as outlining the benefits.
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Is Hospital Birth Better?

Essay commenting on the hospital treatment of women and newborns in the United States.
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Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America

British Medical Journal research paper evaluating the safety of home births in involving direct entry (non-nurse) midwives.
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Home birth

An editorial in the British Medical Journal by Nachiel Springer and Chris Van Weel.
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Outcome of planned home and planned hospital births in low risk pregnancies: prospective study in midwifery practices in the Netherlands

This is a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which investigates the relation between home and hospital births and perinatal outcomes.
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The effect of birth experience on postpartum depression

This is a study on postpartum depression published on the MWSU NURC (Missouri Western State University National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse) comparing the outcomes of women who have had home births to women who have had hospital deliveries.
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The influence of birth experience on postpartum depression: a follow-up study

This is a follow-up study published on the MWSU NURC (Missouri Western State University National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse) website of the incidence and severity of postpartum depression comparing home birth and hospital deliveries.
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Homebirth Birth Stories

Provides stories from around the world, including accounts of twins and water births.
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Considering a Home Birth

This article gives a brief overview of considerations, including emergencies and preparation.
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Has a top 10 list of reasons to birth at home. Also has information on unassisted miscarriage and contains book reviews and book ordering information.
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Homebirth: A midwife Mutiny

Homebirth information, opinion and discussion with British-Australian Independent Midwife. Includes videos, photos and journals of women achieving a natural birth.
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Indie Birth

Magazine about natural parenting topics.
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StorkNet Birth Stories

Several stories from home birth moms and their families.
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Planned Home Birth

This BabyCenter article covers multiple topics on home birth including safety, cost, and finding an attendant.
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Science-Based Medicine: The Tragic Death Toll of Homebirth

Article by an obstetrician gynecologist looking at mortality statistics for homebirth in the USA.
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Safety Of Home Birth (McMaster Study)

Article by Stephanie Brunner in Medical News Today, summarizing the research.
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Siblings and the Homebirth Setting

Article discussing the advantages and problems of having siblings present for a home birth, including guidelines, experiences, and study references.
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Bad Medicine: AMA Seeks To Outlaw Home Births

In an unmistakably insecure and aggressive move, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution at its annual meeting last weekend to introduce legislation outlawing home birth.
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Home versus hospital deliveries: follow up study of matched pairs for procedures and outcome

This is a published study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which examines and compares the outcomes of planned home births versus planned hospital births.
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