No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121190918.htm There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found. Researchers examined outcome data for more than 6,500 midwife-attended water births in the United States and found that newborns born in …

I had a home birth and I’m not stupid. Or brave.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/04/07/i-had-a-home-birth-and-im-not-stupid-or-brave/   One Friday morning five years ago, I peed on a stick and a pink plus sign appeared. I didn’t know anything about babies, pregnancy or giving birth, but finding a respectable doctor and a good hospital seemed the most appropriate course of action. If someone had ever suggested having a home birth to …