Our home birth information hub – the latest research on the safety of home birth and links to many of Dr Sara Wickham’s articles and blog posts on this.
Tag: place of birth
Bad science and the limitations of choice
Dr Sara Wickham discusses ‘bad science’ and the papers which purport to show that birth is risky. But is risk being used as a means to control?
Home births – where are we heading?
Sara Wickham looks at a recent editorial which explores some of the issues relating to home birth and how it is becoming more popular.
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.
Pondering domesticity: what is domesticity, where is the joy in it and research looking at how domesticity dictates behaviour in the birth space
Denying ‘at risk’ women access to midwifery-led units
Why are so-called ‘at risk’ women denied access to the very places that could help reduce the chance of adverse events?
Home birth also safer for ‘higher risk’ women
What’s the evidence on so-called high risk home birth? Sara Wickham looks at more evidence which can help answer this question.