Homebirth Safety

Home births ‘as safe as hospital’

British Medical Journal-Planned home birth with Certified Professional Midwife

Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America

Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician

Perinatal mortality and morbidity in a nationwide cohort of 529,688 low-risk planned home and hospital births

Evidence Based Birth

Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009

Groups

FOMA- Friends of the Oklahoma Midwives Alliance

Citizens For Midwifery

The only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care! CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country!

ACNM

With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women’s health care organization in the U.S. ACNM is the professional association that represents Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the United States.

NARM

The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) is an international certification agency whose mission is to establish and administer certification for the credential “Certified Professional Midwife” (CPM).

MANA

MANA’s goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities. MANA also welcomes student and midwifery advocate members as another valuable part of the organization

Midwifery Today

Learn all about midwifery, pregnancy, birth, homebirth, natural birth, breastfeeding, and herbs from MIDWIFERY TODAY magazine.

 

Questions

What is a CPM?

What is a CNM?

What is an OMA Senior Midwife?

  • Completed an approved program
  • Completed an apprenticeship with an OMA midwife
  • Passed a written and oral exam

Questions to Ask Your Midwife

 

VBAC safety

Silent Knife by Nancy Wainer Cohen

Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Jounal for Expectant Moms by Anni Daulter

The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother’s Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean by Diana Korte

International Cesarean Awareness Network [ICAN]

ICAN Facebook Page

VBAC.com

Barriers to VBAC remain in spite of evidence

VBAC FAQ

13 Myths About VBAC

VBAC Facts Facebook Group

VBAC, HBAC & VBAMC Resources

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Planned VBAC and Repeat Cesarean Section

 

Additional Resources

Oklahoma Birth Network Provider Guide

Evidence Based Birth