home birth

Dad Delivers Baby at Home, Tweets Play-By-Play Of Entire Experience

home birth Tweet saga babyMarco Rogers via Twitter
It's hard to really understand the birthing process until you've actually experienced it. And emergency home birth scenarios? Those are even harder to envision yourself going through. But buckle up: One dad is taking Twitter users on a crazy, graphic, hilarious, thorough and ultimately inspiring journey of his wife's unexpected home birth. And thanks to... Read more

Home Births Are Perfectly Safe For Low-Risk Moms

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Considering a home birth? Worried something could go wrong? While preparation is extremely important, new research shows that for women with low-risk pregnancies, a planned home birth may result in fewer interventions and better outcomes than hospital births. "Compared with women who planned to birth in hospital, women who planned to birth at home underwent... Read more

Photo Series Captures Moms With Their Day-Old Newborns

mom holding newbornJenny Lewis
It's hard to describe the range of emotions that a mother feels on the very first day with her baby. So instead of putting it into words, London-based photographer Jenny Lewis spent five years capturing it on film. Lewis started the project by posting leaflets around the London borough of Hackney, offering a free... Read more

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