Review: A home-like birth environment has beneficial effects on labor and delivery

Nikodem, Cheryl
July 2002
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 137 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
Provides information on a study that examined the effects of a home-like birth environment compared with those of a conventional labor ward on labor and birth outcomes in women at low risk for obstetric complications. Data sources; Study selection; Main results; Conclusion.


Related Articles

  • Haemorrhage and homebirth. Abbot, Laura // British Journal of Midwifery;Jul2003, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p430 

    Deals with the physiological third stages of labor. Homebirth; Hemorrhage during labor; Childbirth management.

  • The hazards of home birth. Stenson, Jacqueline // Baby Talk;Mar2003, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p71 

    Deals with risks attributed to home births. Factors contributing to the increase in the number of home births in the U.S.; Dangers for first-time mothers; Conditions which contraindicate home births.

  • A Reflection on a Home Birth. Berkley, Anna // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2002, Issue 94, p4 

    Relates author's experience of labor and child birth at home. Role of midwives in caring for women and babies; Effect of environment on woman in a labor; Importance to have a trusting relationship with midwives.

  • 'Born before arrival': bad for baby, but better for perineum? Robinson, Jean // AIMS Journal;2002, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p17 

    Discusses findings of a study in Glasgow of accidental out-of-hospital deliveries from 1995-1999. Number of babies born at home; Other places babies were born; Characteristics of out-of-hospital babies.

  • Home Delivery. Kelly, Alice Lesch // Baby Talk;Dec98/Jan99, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p50 

    Offers a look at the delivery of the second child of Stephanie and Ed Hoefsmit in their home at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Risks associated with home delivery; Why women decide to deliver at home; Details of the labor and delivery. INSET: What You Need to Know.

  • Homebirth. Martinez, Andrea // Midwifery Matters;Spring2004, Issue 100, p27 

    Relates experience of the author giving birth at home. Difficulty of childbirth; Comments on the feeling of motherhood; Accounts on the sense of achievement and contentment.

  • NICE recommends women should choose where to give birth after discussing the risks. Mayor, Susan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/31/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7295, p654 

    The article reports that guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence of Great Britain has recommended that women choose where to give birth after discussing the risks and benefits with a midwife or doctor. The guidance states that women should be told that perinatal...

  • birth stories. Biskup, Shanelle // Australian Parents;Apr/May2005, p38 

    Presents stories about childbirth. Experience in giving birth at home; Information on how a baby was delivered with the help of the husband.

  • Believe In Birth. Curtis, Beth Leianne // Natural Life;Sep/Oct2008, Issue 123, p14 

    The author reflects on the essence of natural childbirth. She stresses that childbirth preparation classes are designed to teach women how to reconnect with their bodies, understand the mechanisms of labor, cope with the intense and sometimes unparalleled agony and ecstasy of pain and pleasure....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics