home birth

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births
Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by academics in Trinity College Dublin has found that there is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding: breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. The ... Read More »

World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies
World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

While home births are a safe and appropriate choice for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies, the small risk of an emergency requires immediate and skilled management by midwives. A home birth simulation workshop developed by Monash University and Monash Health ... Read More »

Operative births: Age, status and ethnicity may have a part
Operative births: Age, status and ethnicity may have a part (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according to a new study publishedin BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, conducted by ... Read More »

Midwife-led birth centers improve outcomes and lower health care costs
Midwife-led birth centers improve outcomes and lower health care costs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As health care costs and the rate of cesarean births for expecting mothers have escalated over the past two decades in the United States, a new study released today shows that women who receive care at midwife-led birth centers incur ... Read More »

Becoming a dad: A long labour has its challenges for dads too – Leroy’s 3rd trimester experience
Becoming a dad: A long labour has its challenges for dads too – Leroy’s 3rd trimester experience (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With the home birthing space all set up and ready to go, Leroy finds himself playing that familiar game of waiting that so many expecting fathers seem to experience. Little did Leroy know that when his partner finally does go ... Read More »

Improving the safety of home birthing
Improving the safety of home birthing (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician ... Read More »

Becoming a dad: Leroy discovers the world of home birthing – Leroy’s 2nd trimester experience
Becoming a dad: Leroy discovers the world of home birthing – Leroy’s 2nd trimester experience (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Just as Leroy was winding down after the stress and worry he put himself through early in the pregnancy he was given an uppercut that he never saw coming – his partner wanted to have a home birth. To Leroy’s ... Read More »

 
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