Questions from Our Readers: Home Birth—Safely Protecting and Supporting Normal Birth
Abstract:In this column, the author examines the safety and advantages of home birth. She urges childbirth educators to promote normal birth by encouraging pregnant women to consider the option of home birth.
Document Type: Editorial
Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the Chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council. She is also an associate professor at the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Publication date: October 1, 2002
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