Saturday, May 24, 2008

UK Homebirth Statement

In February I posted about the joint statement on homebirth issued by the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Citizens for Midwifery has officially joined with other midwifery organizations in endorsing this statement.

It still remains absolutely stunning to me to see the different attitude expressed by RCOG compared ACOG! In the conclusion of the RCOG statement it says, "[for midwife attended homebirth]...outcomes are likely to be optimal." This is in such stark contrast to the statement widely publicized earlier this year from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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