home birth

Oops! Dad Delivers Baby Into Toilet

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Can't decide between a water birth and a home birth? This Connecticut couple inadvertently got both with their second baby. David Davis delivered baby Livia right into their toilet when it became clear his wife wasn't going to make it to the hospital on Friday. Lillie Davis was sent home from the hospital earlier that... read more

Eight-Year-Old Helps Deliver Baby Brother

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Midwives aren't usually eight years old, but a South Tampa native jumped right into the role when her mom unexpectedly went into labor at home. Jazmine McEnaney followed the step-by-step instructions of a 911 dispatcher when it became clear her baby brother was not waiting for the arrival of paramedics to come out.... read more

AAP Releases New Home Birth Guidelines: Here’s What You Need to Know

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The AAP has officially released a new policy statement, "Planned Home Birth" published in the May 2013 Pediatrics, which makes new recommendations for the care of infants born at home or in a home setting. Here's what the new guidelines state: Regardless of the circumstances surrounding baby's birth (including location), every... read more