Should More Moms-to-Be Use Midwives?

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New research published in The Cochrane Library has found that mothers who use a midwife as their main care produce throughout their pregnancies are less likely to have preterm labor and less likely to need medical intervention during birth. Researchers from the UK and Ireland led by Jane Sandall of the... 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