Category: midwife

Number of Out-of-Hospital Births on the Rise

A new analysis published in the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ peer-reviewed journal reveals that women are not only choosing midwife-led, out-of-hospital births at an increasing rate in the United States, but also that the pace at which women are choosing this option appears to be accelerating. Recent Trends in Out-Of-Hospital Births, published in the Sept. Read More >

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Births at home and births by midwife

Home birthing and the use of a midwife versus a doctor is often the subject of discussion on the pages of popular magazines. As part of our study of births, the National Center for Health Statistics produces data on the place of birth and who is attendant at that birth annually.  Those data from 1990 Read More >

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