Neonatal mortality. This has been used as the nail in the coffin of the homebirth debate. Opponents of homebirth will often concede that homebirths create a better experience for the mother, but usually present this benefit as carrying a much higher risk of death for the baby. In particularly vitriolic debates, this where the “selfish mother” accusation kicks in. However… It’s not entirely true. … Read More Making Homebirth Safer in 2019: Part 1- Neonatal Mortality
Category: multiple births
37 weeks is becoming the due date for twins- which is actually considered too early for an elective induction or c-section for singletons. There’s a reason for this. In 2016 a large, international study came out saying that allowing twin pregnancies to continue to 38 weeks dramatically increased the chances of still birth. But if you have been in the home birth community for … Read More What is the right time for twins?