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The blogosphere lit up this week with reaction and analysis of the much-hyped American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) article on the safety of home birth. Read Jennifer Block’s post on pushedbirth for a good summary of the controversy and Amy Romano’s breakdown of the article’s research method at Science and Sensibility.
Jill at The Unnecessarian also highlights an article on home birth (published in the same journal), by Eugene Declercq, PhD, Marian F. MacDorman, PhD, Fay Menacker, DrPH, CPNP, and Naomi Stotland, MD has that not received any media attention. This article points out the need to distinguish between planned and unplanned home births in research studies, something that the other study is being roundly criticized for failing to do.
On a happier note, Gloria LeMay has posted a lovely home birth video complete with daddy catching baby girl!