Home birth

Outcomes   of Planned Home Births with Certified Professional Midwives: Large Prospective   Study in North America.   by Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist,   Betty-Anne Daviss,   project manager.     BMJ 2005;330:1416 (18 June).

Meta-analysis   of the Safety of Home Birth

by Ole Olsen.                       Birth, 1997 – Blackwell Synergy

Home Birth: The Medical   Literature on the Safety of Home Birth

James Hughes, Ph.D.                       Home Birth Research: Citations from the   medical literature that generally demonstrate the safety of home births.

Closing the Theory–Practice Gap: Intrapartum Midwifery                     Management of Planned Homebirths                       Saraswathi Vedam, CNM, MSN, Meredith Goff, CNM, MS,                     and Vicki Nolan Marnin, CNM, MSN                   J Midwifery Womens                   Health 2007;52:291–300


Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: A Guide to the Medical Literature by Henci Goer

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Books about Childhood Vaccinations

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears,   MD

Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe,  Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by Aviva Jill Romm, CPM

other resources

Evidenced Based Maternity Care Resource Directory by Childbirth Connection.   A fabulous compilation of articles, overviews, reviews, and policy statements based on the most updated research in maternity care. Millbank Report-Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve by Carol Sakala and Maureen P. Corry  Highlights evidence-based best practice in maternity care that , if implemented, would have a positive impact for mothers and babies.


Childbirth Connection Childbirth Connection is an organization dedicated to providing up to date evidence based maternity care resources and information to women and health providers. Pub Med Pub Med is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from Medline and other life science journals.

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