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Closing the theory-practice gap: Intrapartum midwifery management of planned home births

2007    Vedam S, Goff M, Marnin V. (2007). Closing the theory-practice gap: Intrapartum midwifery management of planned home births. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 52(3): 291-300.  Abstract   In the United States, access to qualified homebirth providers varies by state, city, and community, and consistent, evidence-based guidelines for intrapartum management at home are not […]

The experience of planned home birth: Views of the first 500 women

2009    Janssen PA, Henderson AD, Vedam S. (2009). The experience of planned home birth: Views of the first 500 women. Birth, 34(4): 297-304. Abstract   Background: Home birth remains a contentious issue in North America. Professional regulatory bodies are in conflict about the safety of home birth as an option for healthy women. The […]

What do certified nurse-midwives believe? Measuring CNM attitudes towards planned home birth (abstract)

2009    Vedam S, Stoll K, Schummers L. (2009). What do certified nurse-midwives believe? Measuring CNM attitudes towards planned home birth (abstract). Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 54(5): 425. Abstract   Purpose: The purpose of this study was to validate a Provider Attitude towards Planned Home Birth scale (PAPHB), and to explore correlates and predictors of […]

Nurse-midwives’ experiences with planned home birth: Impact on attitudes and practice

2009    Vedam S, Stoll K, Aaker J, White S, Schummers L. (2009). Nurse-midwives’ experiences with planned home birth: Impact on attitudes and practice. Birth, 34(4): 274-282. Abstract   Background: Health care providers’ attitudes toward maternity care options influence the nature of informed decision-making discussions and patient choice. A woman’s choice of birth site may […]

Science and sensibility: Choice of birth place in the United States

2010    Vedam S, Janssen PA, Lichtman R. (2010). Science and sensibility: choice of birth place in the United States. Medscape. Abstract   Rates of planned home birth in the United States have remained at less than 1% for several decades, but current public discourse suggests that women are increasingly interested in this option. International investigators […]