The British Medical Journal
exposes the Wax et. al. Meta-Analysis
which wrongly claimed
that there were more deaths
at homebirths
and wrongly concluded that “the triple infant mortality” was due to the fewer interventions happening
at homebirth.

Betty-Anne Daviss, Co-author of BMJ’s report involving homebirths, says,

…the Wax et al. publication was bad academia, go to

There are more and more homebirths happening in our state. How ’bout yours?
Ricki Lake’s Business of Being Born may be the tipping point, and Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s Orgasmic Birth is the reward. But homebirth isn’t just to feel good. Its better science, better physiology and better for the planet. So if you are healthy, if you feel able to, check out home birth for your children.

If your left-brain wants reassurance,
Let Birth by the Numbers, by Eugene R. Declercq, PhD, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, of Boston University School of Public Health, present the sobering statistics of birth in the United States today.

Certified Professional Midwives were the source of the data for

Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America (See it)

  1. Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist (,
  2. Betty-Anne Daviss, project manager

They Conclude: Planned home birth for low risk women in North America using certified professional midwives was associated with lower rates of medical intervention but similar intrapartum and neonatal mortality to that of low risk hospital births in the United States.

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