A great piece on home birth and health care reform was done on PBS’ McNeil Lehrer Newhour on (10/7). They featured the Netherlands and talked about home birth as part of the country’s cost savings and quality care. They mentioned how low their neonatal mortality is compared to the US. Really a good plug for home birth without the show being about that topic. Go to this link to see the transcript or you can download the segment titled “Health Care in The Netherlands.” It is vastly better than the recent Today show piece. Just as birth advocates organized to decry the terrible reporting of the TODAY show, we should work to thank the “Newshour” for their positive coverage of this topic. If people want to thank the McNeil Lehrer Newshour for their excellent coverage, you can give feedback here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/letters.html.
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