Is Planned Home and Out Of Hospital Birth Safe?
A planned home birth takes place at home or in a residence rather than in a hospital. ... read more »
Midwives Provide Equal Care to Hospitals
The level of healthcare provided by certified nurse midwives may be better than or equal to the same care provided in a hospital setting, according to research published in the journal Health Services Research. ... read more »
Midwives and Doulas
Doulas and midwives are two choices a pregnant woman may choose to include as part of her birthing plan. ... read more »
24-Hour Access to OBs, Midwives Reduces C-Section Numbers
In April 2011, a community hospital in Northern California changed the way it handled maternity patients. After the hospital policy change, the number of cesarean-section deliveries dropped. ... read more »
Setting Makes Home Deliveries More Risky, Not Midwives
Dr. Grunebaum advises patients invite a midwife into the hospital delivery room so a woman can have both the comfort of a familiar birthing companion and the necessary medical staff and equipment. ... read more »
Computer Programmers Plan First 3D Virtual Birth Simulator
Computer programmers from the University of East Anglia announced they are working to create the world's first 3D virtual birth simulator. ... read more »
2013: Interesting Things We Learned About Making Babies
On the agenda was the science of preconception, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. From that agenda, these 8 'most interesting things' were identified about making babies in 2013. ... read more »
Why Duchess Meghan May Prefer Pregnancy Care in the U.K.
The world was elated last week when news broke that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are expecting their firstborn this spring. While the world is enthralled with Meghan’s pregnancy, the American born Duchess may just prefer the state of labor and delivery in the U.K. over her native U.S. Here's why! ... read more »