Planned home births – policy statements, committee opinions (AAP, ACNM, ACOG) and editorials

ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 476: Planned home birth. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 1):425-8. Erratum in: Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;117(5):1232.

American College of Nurse Midwives Clinical Bulletin. Criteria for provision of home birth services. 2003. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2003 Jul-Aug;48(4):299-301.

Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Grünebaum A, Arabin B, Levene MI, Brent RL. Planned home birth: a violation of the best interests of the child standard? Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):921-3.

Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Brent RL, Levene MI, Arabin B. Planned home birth: the professional responsibility response. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;208(1):31-8.

Dixon L. Planned home birth: the professional responsibility response–a midwifery response. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep;209(3):280-1.

MacDorman MF, Mathews TJ, Declercq E. Home births in the United States, 1990-2009. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 Jan;(84):1-8.

Olsen O, Clausen JA. Planned hospital birth versus planned home birth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;9:CD000352.

Watterberg KL; Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Policy statement on planned home birth: upholding the best interests of children and families. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):924-6.

Wax JR, Pinette MG, Cartin A. Home versus hospital birth–process and outcome. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2010 Feb;65(2):132-40.

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