Home Birth Literature Review -- BIBLIOGRAPHY

Thanks to Debbie Pulley, CPM; Atlanta, GA USA
(GAMidwife@aol.com) for compiling this list!

1. Abel S, Kearns, RA, "Birth Places: A Geographical Perspective on Planned Home Birth in New Zealand," Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 7, 1991, 825-34.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. Anderson, Rondi and Patricia Murphy, "Outcomes of 11,788 Planned Home Births Attended by Certified Nurse-Midwives: A Retrospective Descriptive Study," Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, Vol. 40, No. 6, November/December 1995, p. 483-492.

9. Bortin, S, Alzuguray M, Dowd J, and Kalman J, "A Feminist Perspective on the Study of Home Birth: Application of a Midwifery Care Framework," Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 1994, Vol. 39, No. 3, 142-9.

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. Campbell, & Rona, MacFarlane, "Where to Be Born? The Debate and The Evidence"; National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, 1987.

15. Campbell, Rona, & MacFarlane, Alison. "Place of Delivery: A Review," British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1986;(93);675-683.

16. Campbell, Rona et al. "Home births in England and Wales, 1979: Perinatal Mortality According to Intended Place of Delivery," British Medical Journal 1984;289(6447):721-724.

17. Chamberlain, M et al., "Consumer Interest in Alternatives to
Physician-Centred Hospital Birth in Ottawa," Midwifery, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1991, 74-81.

18. 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.

19. Cunningham JD, "Experiences of Australian Mothers Who Gave Birth Either at Home, at a Birth Centre, or in Hospital Labour Wards," Social Sciences & Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 4, 1993, 475-83.

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

21. Declerq, Eugene, "Out-of-Hospital Births, US, 1978: Birthweight and Apgar Scores as Measures of Outcome," Public Health Rep 1984; Vol. 99, No. 1, pp 63-73 .

22. Declerq, Eugene, "Where Babies Are Born and Who Attends Their Births: Findings from the Revised 1989 United States Standard Certificate of Live Birth," Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 81, No. 6, 1993, 997-1004.

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

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

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

26. Eskes, TK, "Home Deliveries in the Netherlands -- Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity"; International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics,

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

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

29. Hafner-Eaton, C and Pearce, LK, "Birth Choices, the Law and Medicine: Balancing the Individual Freedoms and Protection of the Public's Health," Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1995, 813-35.

30. 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.

31. Howe, K., "Home Births in South-west Australia," Medical Journal of
Australia, 1988;149:296-302.

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

33. Janssen, Patricia A., et al, "Licensed Midwife-Attended, Out-of-Hospital Births in Washington State: Are They Safe?" Birth, 1994; 21:3,141-148.

34. 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.

35. Kenny P et al. "Satisfaction with Postnatal Care -- The Choice of Home or Hospital, Midwifery"; Vol. 9, No. 3, 1993, 146-53.

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

37. 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.

38. 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.

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

40. Koehler, M. S. et al, "Outcomes of a Rural Sonoma County Home Birth Practice: 1976-1982"; Birth, 1984;11(3):165-169.

41. 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. For critique of this "flawed" study, see "Obstetricians' Flawed Study," P.E. Treffers MD, D. van Alten MD, The Practicing Midwife, Vol. 1, No. 19, 1983.

42. MacVicar J et al. "Simulated Home Delivery in Hospital: A Randomised Controlled Trial," British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol. 100, No. 4, 1993, 316-23.

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

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

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

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. Myers, S, et al, "Unlicensed Midwifery Practice in Washington state,"
American Journal of Public Health, 1990;80:726-728.

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

50. 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.

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

52. Sakala C, "Midwifery Care and Out-of-Hospital Birth Settings: How Do They Reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Section Births?" Social Science & Medicine, Vol.37, No. 10, 1993, 1233-50.

53. Schrader, Catharina. "The Memoirs (1693-1740) of the Frisian Midwife
Catharina Schrader". Translated and annotated by Hilary Marland, with
introductory essays by M.J. van Lieburg and G. J. Kloosterman. Rodopi,
Amsterdam, 1987. (available from Mrs. L. J. Brooke, 4595 Club Dr., NE,
Atlanta, GA 30319

54. 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.

55. 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.

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

57. 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.

58. 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.

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

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

61. 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.

62. Tew, Marjorie, "Do Obstetric Intranatal Interventions Make Birth Safer?" British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 1986;93(7):659-674.

63. 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.

64. 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.

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

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

67. 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.

68. Wagner, Marsden. "Pursuing the Birth Machine"; Ace Graphics, 1994.

69. Wood, LAC. "Obstetric Retrospect", J R Coll Gen Pract, 1981;31:80-90.

70. 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.

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

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

73. "Having a Baby in Europe"; Copenhagen, World Health Organization, 1985.

74. Winterton Report -- Health Committee of the British House of Commons, Report on Maternity Services, March 1992

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