Something is urgently wrong with the way that American women are giving birth. Can it be that we are doing it in the wrong place? With the wrong types of professionals? Under the bright lights and prodding equipment of modern medicine? We rank near the bottom of industrialized countries in maternal and infant mortality, and in countries with the best maternal/infant outcome, cesarean rates hover around 15%, and 20-30% of births happen at home. Carefully manipulated studies promoted by obstetricians have showcased the dangers of a physiologic birth at home. Meanwhile, these same physicians are practicing in a field that bases only 30% of its recommendations on quality evidence. Join us as we wade through the myths and lore around hospital-free birthing.

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