Health Risks of Hospital Births

Posted: 2/22/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

Many recent studies show that planned out-of-hospital births can be a safe option for low-risk mothers and, in some cases, may even be safer than hospital births. Many recent studies show that planned out-of-hospital births can be a safe option for low-risk mothers and, in some cases, may even be safer than hospital births. Many recent studies show that planned out-of-hospital births can be a safe option for low-risk mothers and, in some cases, may even be safer than hospital births.

A Homebirth Reflection of a Second-time Mommy

Posted: 2/22/2016

Author: Jeanna Crawford

In May of 2010, I found myself climbing into a birthing tub and - just minutes later, climbing out a mother. The road that took me to our first homebirth was unmarked territory.

When to Cut the Cord

Posted: 2/22/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

When parents are preparing their birth plan, one of the questions often asked is about the umbilical cord. "How soon after the baby is born is the cord cut?"