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Home Birth Literature Review

1. Abernathy, Thomas J., Donna M. Lentjes, "Planned and Unplanned Home Births and Hospital Births in Calgary, Alberta, 1984-87", Public Health Reports, July - August 1989, Vol. 104, No. 4, p. 373-377.

2. Acheson, Louise A., Stanley E. Harris and Stephen J. Zyzanski, "Patient Selection and Outcomes for Out-of-Hospital Births in One Family Practice", The Journal of Family Practice, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1990, p. 128-136.

3. Adamson, G. David and Douglas J. Gare, "Home or Hospital Births?", JAMA, May 2, 1980, Vol. 243, No. 17, p. 1732-1736.

4. Albers, Leah L., and Vern L. Katz, "Birth Setting for Low-Risk Pregnancies, an Analysis of the Current Literature", Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, Vol. 36, No. 4, July/August 1991, p. 215-220.

5. Anderson, Jon, "Born-Again Idea", Chicago Tribune, November 7, 1991, Section 5, p. 1,5.

6. Anderson, Rondi and Deborah Greener, "A Descriptive Analysis of Home Births Attended by CNMs in Two Nurse-Midwifery Services", Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, Vol 36, No. 2, March-April 1991, p. 95-103.

7. Boyer, Ernest L., "Midwifery in America: A Profession Reaffirmed", Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, July/August 1990, Vol 35, No. 4, p. 214-219.

8. Burnett, Claude A., James A. Jones, Judith Rooks, Chong Hwa Chen, Carl W. Tyler, and C. Arden Miller, "Home Delivery and Neonatal Mortality in North Carolina", JAMA, December 19, 1980, Vol. 244, No. 24, p. 2741-2745.

9. Burst, Helen Varney, "Women's Health: Pregnancy and Childbirth. Issues and Concerns of Healthy Pregnant Women", Public Health Reports Supplement, July-August, 1987, p. 57-61.

10. Cameron, J. C. et al, "Home Birth in Salt Lake County, Utah, American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 69, 1979, pp. 716-717.

11.a. Campbell, Rona, and Alison MacFarlane, Where to Be Born? The Debate and The Evidence. National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, 1987.

11.b. Crotty, Maria, Andrew T. Ramsay, Rosemary Smart, and Annabelle Chan, "Planned Homebirths in South Australia 1976-1987", Medical Journal of Australia, December 3/17, 1990, Vol. 153, p. 664-671.

12. Damstra-Wijmenga, "Home Confinement: the Positive Results in Holland," Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Vol. 34, August 1984, pp. 425 -430 .

13. Declerq, Eugene, "Out-of-Hospital Births, US, 1978: Birthweight and Apgar Scores as Measures of Outcome," Public Health Rep 19484; Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 63-73 .

14. deHaan, J. and Smits, F., "Home Deliveries in the Netherlands: Present Situation and Sequelae, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Vol. 11, 1983, pp. 3-8.

15. Devitt, Neal, "The Transition from Home to Hospital Birth, U.S.," Birth & Family Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1977, pp. 47-58.

16. Durand, Mark, "The Safety of Home Birth: The Farm Study," Journal of the American Public Health Association, Vol. 82, March 1992, pp. 450-452.

17. Ford, Christine, Illife & Franklin, "Outcome of Planned Home Births in an Inner City Practice," British Medical Journal, Vol. 303, December 1991, pp. 1517-1519.

18. Freeman, Roger, "Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - a Disappointing Story", The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 322, No. 9, March 1, 1990, p. 624 -626.

19. Hinds, M. Ward, Gershon H. Bergeisen and David T. Allen, "Neonatal Outcome in Planned Versus Unplanned Out-of-Hospital Births in Kentucky", JAMA, March 15, 1985, Vol. 253, No. 11, p. 1578-1582.

20. Huygen, F. J., "Home Deliveries in Holland," Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Vol. 34, 1984, pp. 244-248.

21. Klein, M. E., et al, "A Comparison of Low-Risk Pregnant Women Booked for Delivery in Two Systems of Care," British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol. 90, 1983, pp. 118-128.

22. Kleiverda, Gunilla, et al, "Place of Delivery in The Netherlands: Maternal Motives & Background Variables Related to Preferences for Home or Hospital Confinement," European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Vol. 36, 1990, pp. 1-9.

23. Kleiverda, Gunilla, et al, "Place of Delivery in The Netherlands: Actual Location of Confinement," European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Vol. 39, 1991, pp. 139-146.

24. Kloosterman, G. J., "The Dutch Experience of Domiciliary Confinements." In: Zander, L, Chamberlain, G. (eds). Pregnancy Care for the 1980s. The Royal Society of Medicine. London: Macmillan Press Ltd. 1984: pp. 115-125.

25.a. Korte, Diana, "Infant Mortality: Lessons from Japan", Mothering, Winter 1992, p. 83 - 88.

25.b. Lievaart, M. and DeJong, P., "Neonatal Morbidity in Deliveries Conducted by Midwives and Gynecologists: A Study of the System of Obstetric Care Prevailing in The Netherlands," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 144 1982, pp. 376-386.

26. Mallison, Mary B., "Gate Crashers", American Journal of Nursing, February 1990, p. 7.

27. McClain, C, "Women's Choice of Home or Hospital Birth," Journal of Family Practice, Vol. 12, 1981, pp. 1033-1038.

28. McQuarrie, H., "Home Delivery Controversy," Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 243, No. 17, 1980, p. 1747.

29. Mehl, Lewis E., Gail H. Peterson, Michael Whitt and Warren E. Hawes, Outcomes of Elective Home Births: A Series of 1,146 Cases", The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 5, November 1977, p. 281-290.

30. Murphy, J.F., Marjorie Dauncey, O.P. Gray, and I. Chalmers, "Planned and Unplanned Deliveries at Home: Implications of a Changing Ratio", British Medical Journal, May 1984, Vol. 288, p. 1429-1432.

31. Philipps, E., "Planned and Unplanned Deliveries at Home," British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, 1984, pp. 1996-1997.

32. Rooks, Judith P., Norman L. Weatherby, Eunice K. M. Ernst, Susan Stapleton, David Rosen, and Allen Rosenfield, "Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers", New England Journal of Medicine, December 28, 1989, Vol. 321, p. 1804-1811.

33. Rooks, Judith, "Low-Intervention Maternity Care," Journal of Family Practice, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 125-127.

34. Saldana, Luis R., Manuel E. Rivera-Alsina, Juan W. Arias, Patti J. Ross, and Susan F. Pokorny, "Home Birth: Negative Implications Derived From a Hospital-Based Birthing Suite", Southern Medical Journal, February, 1983, Vol. 76, No. 2, p. 170-173.

35. Scherjon, Sicco, "A Comparison Between the Organization of Obstetrics in Denmark and the Netherlands", British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 93, July 1986, p. 684-689.

36. Schramm, Wayne F., Diane E. Barnes and Janice M. Bakewell, "Neonatal Mortality in Missouri Homebirths, 1978-84", AJPH, August 1987, Vol. 77, No. 8, p. 930-935.

37. Shearer, J.M.L., "Five Year Prospective Risk of Booking for a Home Birth in Essex", British Medical Journal, November 23, 1985, Vol. 291, p. 1478-80.

38. Shy, KK, et al, "Out-of-Hospital Delivery in Washington State, 1975 to 1977, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 137, 1980, pp. 547-552.

39. Soderstrom, Bobbi, Paula J. Stewart, Christabel Kaitell, and Marie Chamberlain, "Interest in Alternative Birthplaces Among Women in Ottawa-Carleton", Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 1, 1990, Vol. 142, No. 9, p. 963-969.

40. Sullivan, Deborah A. and Ruth Beeman, "Four Years' Experience with Home Birth by Licensed Midwives in Arizona", AJPH, June 1983, Vol. 73, No. 6, p. 641-645.

41. Tew, Marjorie, "Do Obstetric Intranatal Interventions Make Births Safer?", British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July 1986, Vol. 93, p. 659-674.

42. Tew, Marjorie, "Place of Birth and Perinatal Mortality," Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Vol. 35, August 1985, pp. 390-394.

43. Tew, Marjorie, "The Case against Hospital Deliveries: the Statistical Evidence." In Kitzinger, S, Davies, JA (eds). The Place of Birth. Oxford University Press, 1978: pp. 55-65.

44. Treffers, Pieter E., Martine Eskes, Gunilla Kleiverda and Dik Van Alten, "Letter From Amsterdam: Home Births and Minimal Medical Interventions", JAMA, November 7, 1990, Vol. 264, No. 17, p. 2203-2208.

45. Treffers, P. and Laan, R., "Perinatal Mortality and Hospitalization at Delivery in The Netherlands," British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol. 93, 1986, pp. 690-693.

46. Treffers, P, et al, "Condemnation of the Obstetric Care in The Netherlands?" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 146, 1983, pp. 871-872.

47. Tyson, Holliday, "Outcomes of 1001 Midwife-Attended Home Births in Toronto, 1983-1988, Birth, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 1991, pp. 14-19.

48. Van Alten, D., M. Eskes and P.E. Treffers, "Midwifery in the Netherlands. The Wormerveer Study; Selection Mode of Delivery, Perinatal Mortality and Infant Morbidity", British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, June 1989, Vol. 96, p. 656-62.

49. Woodcock, Hazel C., Anne W. Read, Diane J. Moore, Fiona J. Stanley and Carol Bower, "Planned Homebirths in Western Australia 1981-1987: A Descriptive Study", The Medical Journal of Australia, December 3/17, 1990, Vol. 153, p. 672-678.

50. Wynn, Margaret, "Birthplace Survey," New Generation, Vol. 4, 1985, pp. 1-9.

51. Zander, L. 1, "The Place of Confinement -- a Question of Statistics or Ethics?" Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 7, 1981, pp. 125-127.

52. Having a Baby in Europe, Copenhagen, World Health Organization, 1985.

53. Health Committee of the House of Commons, Report on Maternity Services, March 1992

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