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ACOG President John Jennings comments on the risks of home birth

“Is home birth ever a safe choice?” is an OpEd debate in the New York Times



Responses from both sides of the home-birth controversy are parried in an Opinion Page debate titled “Is Home Birth Ever a Safe Choice?” published on February 24, 2015, in the New York Times.

Debaters include John Jennings, MD, President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); Tekoa King, a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health; Amos Grunebaum, MD, Director of Obstetrics, and Frank Chervenak, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, a certified professional midwife (CPM) and president of the Midwives Alliance of North America; Aaron Caughey, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy at Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Medicine; and Aja Graydon, a musician who experienced home birth.

To read the New York Times article, click here.

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