As former President of the Tennessee Midwives Association (TMA) and as a childbirth/midwifery advocate, Mary Anne has been featured in several news articles about home birth. We have reproduced these with permission from the sources for your enjoyment:
bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/330/7505/1416 – The prestigious British Medical Journal issues an article promoting the safety of Home Birth.
www.aboundingjoy.com/insstats.htm – Statistics on the safety of homebirth.
www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep – Group B Strep is currently a controversial issue in Obstetrics. This bacteria is a normal part of vaginal flora that can overgrow to levels that can be dangerous for some babies at birth. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has done extensive research on this issue. This site has the most up-to-date recommendations for treatment of Group B Strep available. This is important because many doctors are not aware of recent changes in treatment protocols. Regardless of who you choose to assist you in childbirth, you should be prepared to educate yourself on this issue so that you can make good choices.
www.cfmidwifery.org – “Citizens for Midwifery – the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care!”
www.modimes.org – March of Dimes: Good information on pre-term labor
Midwives Model of Care – “The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events… The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.”
www.ican-online.org – “The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization founded by Esther Booth Zorn in 1982. ICAN’s mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).”
www.lalecheleague.org – Wonderful information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding support groups.
www.tennesseemidwives.com – Tennessee Midwives Association
Also please find listed below several web sites from which you may get information about water births and renting or buying birth tubs. In addition to the websites listed below we work with local individuals that rent tubs for around $150.00
http://www.yourwaterbirth.com/ – Be sure to call the office and get the discount code offered to our clients.