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The squatting position for the second stage of labor: Effects on labor and on maternal and fetal well-being

1993    Golay J, Vedam S. (1993). The squatting position for the second stage of labor: Effects on labor and on maternal and fetal well-being. Birth, 20(2): 73-78.  Abstract   A cohort study was designed to assess the effects of maternal squatting position for the second stage of labor on the evolution and progress of labor, […]

Guidelines for client selection in the home birth midwifery practice

1995    Vedam S, Kolodji Y. (1995). Guidelines for client selection in the home birth midwifery practice. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 40(6): 508-521.  Abstract   Numerous studies have documented the safety of planned home birth; yet, few have identified specific criteria for selection of the home birth candidate. Home birth midwifery practice achieves successful outcomes by appropriate […]

Home versus hospital birth: Questioning the quality of the evidence on safety

2003    Vedam S. (2003). Home versus hospital birth: questioning the quality of the evidence on safety. Birth, 30(1): 57-63.  Abstract   The home versus hospital birth study by Pang et al has aroused immediate controversy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists headlined its press release as, “Home Births Double Risk of Newborn Death” (1). […]

Planned home birth: Safe for selected women

2006    Vedam S. (2006). Planned home birth: Safe for selected women. Journal Watch Women’s Health, 11(3), 20-21.  Abstract   Women choose home birth for various reasons. Some feel more empowered during home birth; others prefer family involvement or the comfort, convenience, and privacy of the home; and still others cite cultural reasons. In June 2005, […]