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  • Home births increased by 29 percent between 2004 and 2009 CDC Finds Continued Increase in Home BirthsReport Highlights Disparities in Access for Women of ColorWASHINGTON, D.C. (January 26, 2012)—A report released by the CDC today found ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2012, 8:05 PM by Martha Nieset
  • Increase in home births shows need for new rules on midwives Recent editorial in the Boston Globe about proposed legislation in Massachusetts which like Ohio has little oversight of midwives who perform home births.  Their new bill could make the home ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2011, 7:29 AM by Martha Nieset
  • Giving Birth at Home: A Good Idea? Recent article in the Atlantic by Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2011, 7:19 AM by Martha Nieset
  • Home births on the rise in Ohio, and nationwide On the heels of the news that the home birth rate rose 20% between 2004 and 2008, The News Herald (a news service serving Northern Ohio) reports that many area ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 7:35 PM by Pam Bell
  • Why I chose a home birth By Susan Heavey, Published: June 3, 2011 - The Washington PostAfter 12 hours of labor, my son was almost here.“I can do this!” I shouted. “You are doing it ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2011, 10:21 AM by Martha Nieset
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I Was Born at Home in Ohio

Ohio Needs Certified Professional Midwives

Out-of-hospital birth is a reality in Ohio, with well over 1000 babies born at home in Ohio last year. Families are having home births and will continue to do so. 

It is in the interest of public safety to establish a benchmark credential--the CPM--for midwives who practice out-of-hospital through licensure. Licensing midwives who can demonstrate that they have met the requirements for competent practice is the best way to ensure that those families who choose out-of-hospital birth will have access to the safest possible care.