Making sense of the commotion among midwives, hospitals, medical groups, and mothers
For mothers opting for a natural birth, the comforts of home can be deadly
In general, doctors aren’t thrilled with the idea of home birth. And while less than 1% of U.S. babies are ushered into the world at home, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) decided to collaborate on guidelines they say …
In 2009, midwives delivered 8% of babies born in the U.S. — an all-time high. The most midwife-friendly state? New Mexico, where midwives bring 24% of all babies into the world
The key to a successful planned home birth? Flexibility.