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J Perinat Educ. 2006 Summer;15(3):43-6.

Home birth: the wave of the future?

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  • 1JUDITH A. LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and a member of the Lamaze International Board of Directors. She is also an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Abstract

A childbirth educator expresses frustration with a medical system that does not work for women or for many maternity care providers. She suggests out-of-hospital birth as an alternative. This column explores the safety of home birth, women's experiences of home birth, and the issues related to home birth once again being the standard. Childbirth educators are encouraged to present home birth as a viable choice.

PMID:
17541459
PMCID:
PMC1595304
DOI:
10.1624/105812406X119011
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