Facts Sheets on the Safety  and Cost-effectiveness of 
Community-based Midwifery Care

Midwifery Model of Care
The Gold Standard of Maternity Care

of Home-based 
Birth Services



Quotes and synopsis for Peer-Reviewed Journal 
and other reliable, citable sources 

Iatragenic & Nosocomial Errors

Lengthy List of web-based Citations 
from a home-birth friendly site in the UK

Facts on The Midwifery Model of Care

The Safety of Community-based (OOH) Midwifery

Midwifery -- Gold Standard for Maternity Care

"Your Guide to Safe and Effective Care During Labor and Birth",
Recommendations by Maternity Center Association, 1998

Rights of Childbearing Women --
 published by the Maternity Center Association

Midwives Reduces Cesarean & Surgical Births

Midwifery Care and Out-of-Hospital Birth Setting:
How do they reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Section Births?

Epidurals increase caesarean section rate

Common Maternity Care Practices that are harmful
or ineffective and should be eliminated

Iatragenic Dangers of Medicalized Childbirth Practices

Hospital-related (Nosocomial) Maternity Mortality

         Reports on Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)