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Assessing certified nurse-midwives’ attitudes towards planned home birth

2010    Vedam S, Aaker J, Stoll K. (2010). Assessing certified nurse-midwives’ attitudes towards planned home birth. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(2): 133-142.  Abstract   Introduction: Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) are prepared for care in many settings and could increase access to planned home birth for American women. However, only 4% […]

Roundtable discussion: “No one can condemn you to a c-section!”

2010    Feldman P, Cymbalist R, Vedam S, Kotaska A. (2010). Roundtable discussion: “No one can condemn you to a c-section!”. Birth, 37(3): 245-251. Abstract   The stories in this Roundtable Discussion are related by two women whose babies were born recently in Canadian hospitals. Each woman had undergone a cesarean delivery for her first child, […]

Planned home vs hospital birth: A meta-analysis gone wrong

2011    Michal CA, Janssen PA, Vedam S, Hutton EK, De Jonge A. (2011). Planned home vs hospital birth: A meta-analysis gone wrong. Medscape.  Abstract   The highly charged debate over the safety of home birth was inflamed by the publication of a meta-analysis by Joseph R. Wax and coworkers, which concluded that “less medical intervention […]

The Canadian Birth Place Study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers

Schummers L, Vedam S, Fairbrother N, Klein M, Kaczorowski J. The Canadian Birth Place Study: Development, validation, and administration of a questionnaire to multi-disciplinary maternity care providers. Canadian Journal of Midwifery and Practice. Accepted October, 2011; In press. Abstract   The debate between professional groups in Canada about the advisability of planned home birth continues. […]

The Canadian birth place study of provider experiences with planned home birth

2012     Vedam S, Schummers L, Stoll K, Rogers J, Klein MC, Fairbrother N, Dharamsi S, Liston R, Kaczorowski J. The Canadian birth place study of provider experiences with planned home birth. Midwifery. Accepted June 2012; In Press. Abstract   Objectives: 1) To describe educational, practice, and personal experiences related to home birth practice among Canadian […]