The good news is that 68 national and international experts on maternity care found common ground on a great number of issues.
- Home Birth Consumers and Potential Consumers
- Consumer Advocates (including doulas, childbirth educators, women’s health care activists)
- Home birth Midwives (CNM, CPM, LM, Amish, Traditional,etc)
- Maternal-Child Health Collaborating Providers (pediatrics, L&D nursing, neonatal nurses and physicians, CNMs who receive referrals)
- Obstetricians and Family Practice Obstetrics
- Health Care Models, Systems, and Administrators
- Payors and Liability Insurers
- Health Policy, Legislators, Regulators, and Ethicists
- Public Health, Research, and Education
Read the complete report of the Home Birth Consensus Summit, which was held in Warrenton, Virginia, from October 20-22, 2011.
If you have specific questions about best practices in birth and how to choose between hospital, birth center and home birth options, you can either contact me or check these resources: