Home birth

We believe home birth is a safe alternative for low risk moms but the decision should be made by prayer for each family. Some families desire the  option but may not be a good candidate. Others may, in our assessment, be a good candidate, but are not comfortable with an out of hopital setting.
We feel the parents are best able to determine their individual needs, and to make the final decision.

Outcomes of Planned Home Births with Certified Professional Midwives: Large Prospective Study in North America.
by Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist,
Betty-Anne Daviss, project manager.
BMJ 2005;330:1416 (18 June).

Meta-analysis of the Safety of Home Birth  type in home birth in search
by Ole Olsen.
Birth, 1997 – Blackwell Synergy

Home Birth: The Medical Literature on the Safety of Home Birth
James Hughes, Ph.D.
Home Birth Research: Citations from the medical literature that generally demonstrate the safety of home births.

Closing the Theory–Practice Gap: Intrapartum Midwifery
Management of Planned Homebirths
Saraswathi Vedam, CNM, MSN, Meredith Goff, CNM, MS,
and Vicki Nolan Marnin, CNM, MSN
J Midwifery Womens Health 2007;52:291–300

Books

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: A Guide to the Medical Literature
by Henci Goer

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth
by Henci Goer

Books about Childhood Vaccinations

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
by Robert Sears, MD
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
by Aviva Jill Romm, CPM

Other resources

Evidenced Based Maternity Care Resource Directory by Childbirth Connection. A fabulous compilation of articles, overviews, reviews, and policy statements based on the most updated research in maternity care.
Millbank Report-Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve by Carol Sakala and Maureen P. Corry Highlights evidence-based best practice in maternity care that , if implemented, would have a positive impact for mothers and babies.

Websites

Childbirth Connection Childbirth Connection is an organization dedicated to providing up to date evidence based maternity care resources and information to women and health providers.
Pub Med Pub Med is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from Medline and other life science journals.