Point of Inquiry looks into midwives, home births, and what they mean for a safe delivery for child and mother. Our guest is skeptic, obstetrician, gynecologist, and author of How Your Baby is Born, Dr. Amy Tuteur.
Dr. Tuteur, a graduate of Harvard and the Boston University School of Medicine, and former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about some of the misinformation and unscientific theories being peddled to expectant mothers, and the harm that can come from
them. Dr. Tuteur’s blog is The Skeptical OB.
Links mentioned in this episode:
A collection of Dr. Tuteur’s writing on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)’s statistics on infant deaths at home birth and other outcomes.
- January 2014 – Homebirth midwives reveal death rate 450% higher than hospital birth, announce that it shows homebirth is safe
- October 2013 – Sign the petition to force MANA to release their homebirth death rate
- July 2012 – Everything you always wanted to know about the MANA stats EXCEPT the death rates
- April 2011 – How many babies died for a C-section rate of 5% at homebirth
- July 2010 – An open letter to homebirth midwife Melissa Cheyney
- July 2008 – An open letter to Geradine Simkins, President of the Midwives Alliance of North America
- January 2007 – Why is MANA hiding its statistics?