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Fearless Home Birth – Episode 8

January 15, 2014 — Anne Margolis, CNM

with Kelly Brogan, MD

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Something is urgently wrong with the way that American women are giving birth.

Can it be that we are doing it in the wrong place?

With the wrong types of professionals?

Under the bright lights and prodding equipment of modern medicine?

We rank near the bottom of industrialized countries in maternal and infant mortality. In countries with the best maternal/infant outcome, cesarean rates hover around 15% and 20-30% of births happen at home.

Carefully manipulated studies promoted by obstetricians have showcased the dangers of a physiologic birth at home. Meanwhile, these same physicians are practicing in a field that bases only 30% of its recommendations on quality evidence.

Join Kelly Brogan as she wades through the myths and lore around hospital-free birthing with guest Anne Margolis. They will discuss recent trends, evaluate options, and shine a spotlight on home birth midwifery.

Anne Margolis received her B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her degree in Nurse-Midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, and her Master’s in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

Anne is a doula and a childbirth educator, and incorporates the art of labor support and teaching into her midwifery practice. She is the mother of four grown breastfed children; two were delivered vaginally by an obstetrician while waiting for a cesarean both times, for complications resulting from standard hospital interventions, and two were caught by the loving hands of a midwife.

Anne has extensive training and clinical experience in women’s health and maternity care, in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, using an integrative approach—one that combines the best of modern medicine with natural, holistic modalities.

Anne is passionately devoted to her homebirth practice, which reflects a more sensitive, personal, humanistic and family centered approach to maternity care, and her confidence in a healthy woman’s innate ability to give birth normally and naturally.



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