Research and Studies

CDC Report: C-Section Rates in the US are the Highest Ever!

C-section rates rose 6%; VBAC rate fell 13%; Percentage of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies on the rise. You may also find the following article at it’s original source: the CDC website Preliminary Births for 2004: Infant and Maternal Health by Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Fay Menacker, Ph.D.; Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D.; and T.J. Mathews, M.S., Division of Vital Statistics This report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics summarizes selected 2004 preliminary maternal…

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Is Home Birth Safe?

(Research Compiled by Larry G. Overton) Read the following statements and decide for yourself. “Most of American obstetric practice in hospitals is not based on science but on myth. What obstetricians do may be the utmost in high-tech, but it is not true science. What you don’t know about modern medicine can hurt you and your baby, perhaps permanently.” [David Stewart, PhD., in the foreword of Janet Tipton’s Is Homebirth for You? 6 Myths About Childbirth Exposed. Big Sandy, TX:…

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