The Home-Birth Rebellion

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Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health

There’s a war being fought over women’s reproductive rights, and this time it’s not about abortion. Doctors, midwives, and women’s health advocates are sparring—in academic papers, on blogs, through the media and even on Twitter—over just where pregnant women should actually have their babies…

Expert quote:

“The irony of Chervenak and colleagues who are leading the anti-home birth crusade is that by polarizing the issue, no one can have a reasonable discussion to try and figure how to do this best. It’s either research that says it’s good or research that says it’s bad. And too few people ask, ‘How can we make it better?’”

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