A Brief Note On The American College Of Nurse Midwives

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Question 4: Reporting Peers According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNMb) (2015), home births account for 1.4% of all births in the US. In eight years the number of home births in the US increased by 41% (ACNM, 2015b). Providing home births fall within the scope of practice of midwives and is supported by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM, 2015b). A mother can have the option of a home birth as long as the home birth follows regulations set in place by the state and can provide a favorable safe environment for both mother and newborn (ACNM, 2015b). Both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state that the ultimate decision of having a home birth is a patient’s right, especially if she is medically well informed (Declercq, & Stotland, 2016). Home births in comparison to hospital births are “associated with reduced rates of cesarean birth and medical interventions, and similar rates of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality” (Declercq, & Stotland, 2016). Home births in the Netherlands account for 20% of all births and studies conducted there showed no increased risk for neonatal adverse outcome (Zielinski, Ackerson, & Low, 2015). Studies have also shown that “satisfaction with the birth experience is also high in the home birth setting” (Zielinski, Ackerson, & Low, 2015). Safe Home Birth In the case of the CNM who delivered a 35 week breeched infant, several factors need to

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