Tag: birth centres

Further confirmation of home birth safety

A systematic review and meta-analysis has further confirmed the safety of home birth for healthy women, even if they are having their first baby. After comparing data from births planned at home birth, in birth centres and in hospital, researchers…

Birth Centres work in Australia too!

The first prospective cohort study comparing freestanding midwifery units with tertiary units in Australia has been published, and shows that the women who planned to give birth at freestanding midwifery units were significantly more likely than women who planned to…

Yay for the Barkantine!

Research carried out as part of a project designed to assess a London freestanding birth centre in collaboration with the Birthplace project has found that women who booked their care at the Barkantine Birth Centre rated their care more highly…