Archive for February, 2012

  • The Birthplace Study, 2011

    I wanted to give you all a summary of the Birthplace Study, which was published towards the end of 2011.  It was a major study undertaken to assess the provision of services to women in labour.  On the whole it was extremely positive.  The media, of course, were rather sensationalist about the home birth statistics, which showed an increase in adverse perinatal outcomes for the baby in first time mothers.  However, it is worth noting, having spoken to several midwives about this now, that all perinatal outcomes were listed together, from the very mild to the very serious.  And, the