Midwives, home birth proven safe – contrary to ACOG’s false assertion

Today I’m writing over at BlogHer about the recent statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reiterating their stance opposing home birth and Certified Professional Midwives. The ACOG suggests that women are choosing to birth at home because it’s “fashionable” and “trendy” and accuse moms of placing the birth experience over the health of their baby. They say home birth is unsafe and fail to acknowledge rigorous scientific studies (and current practices in other countries) proving the contrary, that midwifery and home birth are safe practices. In other words, instead of being an advocate for women’s health (as they claim they are), they do a nice job of perpetuating FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.

The truth is the ACOG is getting nervous because women are talking, thinking and questioning the status quo.

I hope you will head on over to BlogHer to read my thoughts and detailed research on this subject.

7 thoughts on “Midwives, home birth proven safe – contrary to ACOG’s false assertion”

  1. Thanks for writing this, Amy. The more people talk about homebirth as a realistic option and not just one of those “Birkenstock crowd” things, the more accepted it will become.

  2. To those people, I say BAH! I had a natural, waterbirth at Mountain Midwifery in Englewood, Colorado. It was exactly the way I wanted it. It was not fashionable. Besides, anyone who knows me can tell you that I am anything but fashionable. heh.

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