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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.
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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