This selection process may be crucial for achieving good outcomes of out-of-hospital birth
(20.) Hinds MW, Bergeisen GH, Allen DT Neonatal outcome in planned v unplanned out-of-hospital births
A prenatal care conference in Frankfurt is among future plans, as is work on a liability insurance contract for out-of-hospital birth
So maybe the "shortcomings" of an out-of-hospital birth
were a great part of the secret to success.
Both the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Public Health Association support the practice of out-of-hospital birth
, both at home and in non-hospital birth centers.
We started in December 2002 and since that time, we have covered topics such as 'how to run a birth house successfully', 'safe out-of-hospital birth
', 'risk at birth', and 'transferring theoretical knowledge into practice'.
The World Health Organization recommends that national maternity policies reflect a preference for midwife-supported, planned out-of-hospital birth
, and a November 1996 study in the British Medical Journal verified that planned home birth is a safe option for women with healthy pregnancies.
The 1994 out-of-hospital birth
rate was unchanged from 1975: one percent.
As with CNM programs, out-of-hospital birth
experience is not required.
In America today, a minority of people elect an out-of-hospital birth
either in a birth center or at home attended by a midwife.