Research & Statistics

Home Birth is NOT 3 Times More Dangerous Than Hospital Birth

October 26, 2011

I have recently read people saying “Home birth is 3 times more dangerous than hospital birth” and “You will only birth at home if you do not care if your baby lives or dies”. Wow. If home birth is that much more dangerous than birthing in the hospital, that needs to be taken seriously! If […]

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Breech Birth Statistics

September 6, 2011

This article by Richard Fischer, M.D. gives eye opening and reliable information about breech births. Types of Breeches Frank breech (50-70%) – Hips flexed, knees extended (pike position) Complete breech (5-10%) – Hips flexed, knees flexed (cannonball position) Footling or incomplete (10-30%) – One or both hips extended, foot presenting Percent of Breech Babies Breech […]

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Uterine Rupture: A Look At 20 Peer-Reviewed Publications

September 6, 2011

*Edited to add:  While I emphasized this many times throughout the post, it has been brought to my attention that others are sharing this as a VBAC only post/percentage. I want to clarify that .07% is for all pregnant women, including no previous scarring, scarred from any trauma, VBAC and anomalies (.012 when only non […]

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