Monday, September 14, 2009

Today show and poor reporting

Unfortunately, the blogosphere is ablaze about the piece, entitled Perils of Homebirth (originally titled Perils of Midwifery), by the Today show. This 'informative' piece tells viewers how homebirth is trendy and unsafe. The focus is on a couple who sadly experienced a stillbirth after a homebirth delivery. It's as if they are implying this would never happen otherwise, and certainly not in a hospital. No one speaks to the rising cesarean rate or the moratlity rates in this country. The Today show clearly does not believe that midwives are the answer to the current crisis in women's healthcare despite ample and sound evidence that says otherwise.

Here are links to other blogs talking about this issue, including ACNM's response.

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*Thanks to Kathy at Woman to Woman Childbirth Education for the code mec button!

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