I just got the summer issue of Midwifery Today. In it was an article by Judy Slome Cohain in response to the ACOG homebirth statement issued in February. Given all of the recent uproar over the AMA's resolution, I thought her piece was very timely. It is called "What Would an Evidence-based Statement on Homebirth from ACOG Say?" and it opens like this:
"This is the statement ACOG would file if facts interested them: We at ACOG recognize that, according to our most recent poll, none of our members have homebirth practices and, therefore, making a homebirth statement is unnecessary since this subject is outside the expertise of ACOG members. For the purpose of making an informed choice, consumers should not look to ACOG for a statement on this subject."
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