We invite you to do your own research about midwifery care and home birth. A few places to start:

  • Home Birth Study, Jan 2014 – many home birth midwives participate in an ongoing research project called MANAstats, and they’ve just published an analysis of their clinical outcomes
  • NJ Birth Network – a consumer advocacy group for NJ families, specifically focused on implementing Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative in hospitals across NJ
  • MANA – the Midwives Alliance of North America
  • ACNM – for more information about Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives
  • NACPM and NARM – for more information about Certified Professional Midwives

A Word about VBAC in NJmom_babe_cord

Many women with a previous cesarean birth are interested in the option of vaginal birth after cesarean or VBAC.

While some hospital-based midwives and doctors do offer this option, New Jersey state law prohibits any licensed provider (including midwives) from attending VBAC in the home setting.

If you are interested in home birth midwifery care, contact a midwife near you to talk about having home-based prenatal care to support your hospital birth plan.

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