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2009-05-12 11:30:37

Two Oregon State University researchers have uncovered a pattern of distrust "“ and sometimes outright antagonism "“ among physicians at hospitals and midwives who are transporting their home-birth clients to the hospital because of complications.Oregon State University assistant professor Melissa Cheyney and doctoral student Courtney Everson said their work revealed an ongoing conflict between physicians and midwives that is reflective of discord across the country.The pair...

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2009-04-15 13:55:47

A large-scale study has shown that low-risk women giving birth at home is just as safe as doing so in a hospital with a midwife, BBC News reported. Researchers found no difference in death rates of either mothers or babies in 530,000 births from the Netherlands, which has a high rate of home births. Many doctors and experts have debated the safety of home births for years and while many UK obstetricians praised the study, they warned that the results might not apply universally. Since...

2009-02-11 08:23:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access to high quality health care facilities is important for mothers to have healthy newborns. In the Philippines, six new birthing centers have made giving birth much safer and less worrisome for women in Pili, Camarines Sur. "We want to emphasize the importance of bringing pregnant women to health care facilities, which is the most important factor in preventing maternal and newborn mortality," said Dr. Sadia Parveen, Christian...

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2009-01-29 07:14:06

Supporters of home births are challenging politicians and the medical community to allow midwives to play a greater role in maternity care, and to scale back laws that limit their practice. Some 25 states have already taken such steps, and pending bills to broaden midwife care have received widespread support in many other states as well. An organization called the Big Push for Midwives marked President Barack Obama's inauguration with an aggressive e-mail campaign, urging the new...

2008-06-27 12:03:10

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Dr. John Ferguson delivered the last baby at Annie Penn Hospital at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday. Chasity Abbott of Pelham gave birth to a 7-pound, 2-ounce baby girl, Tatiyana Chasity Abbott. "The delivery went great. The mother was wonderful," said Ferguson. Chasity said she didn't know she would be the last woman to give birth to a baby at Annie Penn until she arrived at the hospital around 8 a.m. Wednesday. "She came quicker than I...