RESOURCES

The best tool you can have going into your birth is an opportunity to make educated decisions. We hope that this list of resources can aid you in your decision process. Please contact us if you'd like to further discuss your choices and options to help you get all the information you need to make your best choice. 

Home Birth Documentaries

Voice of America Home Birth Profile

Why Not Home? The surprising birth choices of doctors and nurses

The Business of Being Born and More Business of Being Born

Microbirth

 

Evidence on the Safety of Home Birth

International Systematic Review, 2019

International Systematic Review, 2018

Germany, 2017  

USA MANA Stats Study 2014

Ontario, 2015

Netherlands, 2013

Norway, 2012

Birth place in England Study, 2011

British Columbia, 2002

US and Canada, 2000

 

The Experience of Home Birth

Women’s views and experiences of publicly-funded homebirth programs in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional survey

Creating a positive perception of childbirth experience

Birth Satisfaction Scale on Planned Homebirths in the USA

 

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation Books

The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

Ina May’s Guide to Child Birth

Spiritual Midwifery

The Birth Partner

 

Pregnancy and Birth Online Resources and Organizations

Evidence Based Birth 

Aviva Romm, MD

Spinning Babies 

The Unnecesarean - Discusses issues around the alarming cesarean rate.

Cesarean Rates :  A state by state compilation of hospital C-section rates by passionate maternity rights advocate Jill Arnold. If you're going the hospital route do your research and choose your hospital wisely.​

The Midwives Alliance of North America - Information about midwifery and Certified Professional Midwives​

Safe Home Birth - How hospitals in Portland Oregon are working to make home birth safer and hospital birth more acceptable, unlike most hospitals in the US.​

Home Birth Summit  - An organization working to make home birth a mainstream choice.

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