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I would like to see someI would like to see some statistics to back up the statement that there is a 2 to 3 fold increased risk in a home birth versus a hospital birth. In a normal healthy pregnancy of a normal and healthy woman, I'm not sure that I buy that. It's the snowball effect of medical interventions that increases risks of complications during childbirth. Certainly, home birth isn't for everyone and every woman should do what she is most comfortable with, for some that is birthing at home and for others it's being in the hospital. What happened to Caroline Lovell is tragically sad, but there is no way to know if the ending would have been different had she been at the hospital to begin with.
Home Birth Advocate's Own Home Birth Ends TragicallyIn a sadly ironic moment, Caroline Lovell of Australia, an outspoken advocate for legal protection and midwife funding in Australia, died on January 24th, 24-hours after being rushed to the hospital during labor.
Fever More Common During Labor in Moms with EpiduralsIt was recently discovered that woman who have an epidural were more prone to developing a fever than those that did not have the procedure.
Recall: Pfizer's Birth Control Mix-up Could Cause Unintended PregnanciesPfizer has recalled about a million birth control pills due to their packaging mix-up. A mix-up which may have put women at risk for unintended pregnancies. How could they let this happen? Find out.
Go Red For Women Day: Wipe Out Heart Disease!In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention.
Groundbreaking Discovery in the Treatment of PreeclampsiaScientists at Mercy Hospital for Women have made a "groundbreaking discovery" in the treatment of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal condition that affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and kills 60,000 women worldwide each year.
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