Thursday, February 01, 2007

Birth Research

Here are some of the research and articles we've found online that have influenced our birthing choices. Some of these are medical research articles about the safety of birth issues close to our hearts. Others are news, commentary, or opinion pieces that reflect our beliefs about birth as a normal, natural process. Of course, we've done a good bit of research that isn't available online as well, but wanted to share some of the online information that is available.

About Natural Childbirth:

Does the United States' Higher Rates of Intervention Lower Morbidity?


Gentle Birth

The Assault on Normal Birth by Henci Goer

About VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean):

Relative Risks of Uterine Rupture

Uterine Rupture in Pregnancy

The Integrity of Uterine Scars

Vaginal Births After Cesarean Decline


About Twin Birth:

Optimal Gestational Age for Twin Delivery

What is the Optimal Gestational Age for Twin Delivery

Bedrest in Hospitals for Multiple Pregnancies

Vaginal Birth Safe in Twin Pregnancies

New Theories Emerge on Nonvertex Twin Deliveries

Vaginal Birth with Second Twin Breech

About Twin VBAC:

Twin VBAC Not Associated with Increased Risk of Rupture

Twin VBAC Research Review

About Cesareans:

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Weigh Risks to Mother, Infant, When Planning Cesareans

3x More Babies Die in Elective Cesareans

About Homebirth and Freestanding Birthing Centers:

ACOG Opposes Safe Birthing Practices

Outcomes of Planned Home Births


Born in the USA: PBS Documentary About Birth (select browse videos, and choose Born in the USA)