Welcome to Birthyourway's Blog. This space is intended to serve as an interactive site for Doula related stuff based in Ottawa and around the globe. The archive links on the right hand margin will help you identify topics of interest to you. Your pictures of real pregnant bodies- stretch marks and all- would be most appreciated as contributions. Share your birth stories, concerns and comments by submitting to

Friday, April 07, 2006

HomeBirth study a smashing hit!

There is a fantastic homebirth study that was published in the BMJ last spring. It is the largest study of it's kind and demonstrates some statistically significant data on the safety of homebirths with CPM in comparisson to the standard hospital births. The BMJ has ranked it #3 top article of the year and #3 of the top 10 articles emailed to a friend. Given that this article is second only to heart conditions in topic of interest demonstrates that homebirths with CPM in Canada and the States(data collected from both countries) is of significant interest to the population at large. The authors of this amazing article, Betty-Anne Daviss and Ken Johnson have put a tremendous amount of time and otherwise investments into the production of this article and I am forever thankful for their dedication to work of such magnitude within the birthing community and for women around the world.
Betty-Anne has been interviewed by the Globe and Mail as well as a local (ottawa) TV station. Publication of these interviews about the success of the homebirth article will happen sometime this weekend so keep your eyes peeled!
The article can be read here.
The top 10 list can be read here.


  • At 11:40 a.m., Blogger jenn said…

    Thank you for your kind comment! I've linked to your site too.

    I'm browsing your blog, and I'm so glad you introduced me to it. I love your blog. I love your birth philosophy. I love the information you're providing. We need more doulas like you.

  • At 12:49 p.m., Blogger Birthyourway said…

    Thank you that is vey kind! I love sharing with other like minded women like yourself. It's great! I wonder where do you practice?


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