DID YOU KNOW??
Midwives are the most common birth attendants in the world...
There are over 1400 Certified Professional Midwives practicing in the United States...
In the year 2000, the outcomes of Planned Homebirths with a CPM were:
98.4% of all mothers were in good health after birth
98.3% of all babies were in good health after birth
99% initiated breastfeeding and 95.8% were still breastfeeding at 2 months
2.1% episiotomy rate compared to the national 33% hospital rate
3.7% C-section rate compared to the national 32% hospital rate
Infant mortality rate of 1.7/1000 live births (same as hospital outcomes for low risk moms)
No maternal deaths