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New Study Shows Lower Rates of Preterm Delivery for Women Receiving Nurse-Administered 17P at Home vs. Office SettingNew study shows lower rates of preterm delivery for women receiving nurse-administrated 17P at Home vs. Office Setting.
What a great variety of articles!Wanted to comment on what a great variety of articles you have here!
Midwives in Massachusetts Given More Medical Authority!Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signs a bill that expands what nurse-midwives can do -- medically.
Good morning!I just wanted to drop by and wish you a very good morning..... AND to tell you to please keep your cold weather. Thank you very much!
Hi Anna, Thank you for yourHi Anna, Thank you for your insightful comments. As you know from reading the blog, the statement about a 2 to 3 fold increased risk in home birth vs. hospital birth came from a spokesman from the The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They also stated that the "absolute risk of planned home births is low" while citing "published medical evidence shows it does carry a two- to three-fold increase in the risk of newborn death compared with planned hospital births." We do not know to what published medical evidence they refer. Certainly there are many successful home births. We have to agree with you, though that every woman has to make her own informed decision and there is indeed no way to know if there would have been a different outcome for Ms. Lovell had she delivered in a hospital. Again, thank you for commenting. It is these types of comments that open a healthy dialogue.
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.
Coffee Drinkers Live LongerThere's nothing I enjoy more than waking up to the aroma of a cup of freshly brewing coffee, especially if my husband made it. Here's the study I've been hoping for!
New Playgrounds Equal Plus-Size Kids?Obesity in preschoolers stems from familiar factors: Too much food, not enough veggies, too much TV, not enough exercise... How about too much emphasis on safety?
The Toadies AnnouncedThe Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood announced the winner of the 2011 TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award!
Love Enough for TwoIt was getting close to the time for me to deliver our 2nd child, just 6 short weeks away. Throughout the pregnancy, I was so excited about having another child. I LOVED being a mommy. I just knew I would love being the mommy of two babies!
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