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National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening: A Few Drops of Blood Can Save a Baby’s Life First Written For News-Herald Media September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and 2013 is the 50th anniversary of newborn screening nationally. The first newborn screening test was for PKU. Wisconsin began testing for PKU in 1965. MADISON — Welcoming a new baby … Continue reading National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

U.S. Home Birth Transports: The Numbers

“Of the 5418 women, 655 (12.1%) were transferred to hospital intrapartum or postpartum… Five out of every six women transferred were transferred before delivery, half (51.2%) for failure to progress, pain relief or exhaustion.  After delivery, 1.3% of mothers and 0.7% of newborns were transferred to hospital, most commonly for maternal haemorrhage (0.6% of total … Continue reading U.S. Home Birth Transports: The Numbers

Home Oriented Maternity Experience

Home Oriented Maternity Experience — “H.O.M.E. Meetings”  “H.O.M.E. Meetings” are a tradition of home birth families dating back to April, 1974 when a group of five women conceived the idea of an educational organization for couples needing information and support for home birth. Since then, H.O.M.E. grew into a cohesive group of parents and birth attendants who support safe home birth in … Continue reading Home Oriented Maternity Experience