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Why Not Home - The Surprising Birth Choices of Doctors and Nurses

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Movie
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Why Not Home

Have you ever wondered about home birth? What drives some families to pursue it, often at great personal expense and social risk? Mention home birth to a stranger on the street and you’ll likely get a reaction. In a time when we have more access to technology and healthcare than ever before, maternal mortality rates are rising. So too are C-section rates. At the same time there is a growing push by some to avoid the hospital altogether. Is this a misdirected are rising in the US as maternal mortality reaches Why would doctors who attend birth in hospitals choose to have their own babies at home? Join Jessicca Moore, filmmaker and nurse practitioner, on a compelling journey through maternity care in the United States. Told through the lens of doctors, nurses, and midwives, Why Not Home? examines the latest evidence on risks and rewards of different birth settings. The film presents a balanced and accessible view on the latest research, along with moving personal stories of medical practitioners faced with big decisions for their own growing families. Viewers are challenged to move beyond preconceived ideas, and to envision a fresh future for maternity care in America.

Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize the findings and limitations of the available data on home birth safety in the US.
2. Identify barriers to improved interprofessional communication and collaboration in the US and practices to address these barriers.
3. Describe potential benefits of home birth for birthing families.

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks