Title

Home vs Hospital-Based Births (Midwife edition) Crazy, Different or Genius

Date

5-29-2014 3:00 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Natalie DeWitt

Session Title

Health/ Physical Education/Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Daryl Thomas

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The act of childbearing has undergone a dramatic evolution during the last century. Traditional practices such as home birth and the incorporation of midwives during the delivery process has dwindled. Once seen as the cultural norm, these birthing modalities were quickly replaced by clinical procedures beginning in the 20th century. However, despite the growing presence of medical aided birth, these traditional practices have seen a resurgence. Whole subsets of women are breaking from the medical model. They are opting for a more holistic approach to delivery; redefining their birthing experience. In this presentation an exploration of a women’s right to utilize the traditional birthing modalities of home-based delivery, as well as midwives, will be conducted. In addition, their associated positive effects and health outcomes will be revealed. Showcasing how they contribute to a stronger foundation for human development.

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May 29th, 3:00 PM

Home vs Hospital-Based Births (Midwife edition) Crazy, Different or Genius

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

The act of childbearing has undergone a dramatic evolution during the last century. Traditional practices such as home birth and the incorporation of midwives during the delivery process has dwindled. Once seen as the cultural norm, these birthing modalities were quickly replaced by clinical procedures beginning in the 20th century. However, despite the growing presence of medical aided birth, these traditional practices have seen a resurgence. Whole subsets of women are breaking from the medical model. They are opting for a more holistic approach to delivery; redefining their birthing experience. In this presentation an exploration of a women’s right to utilize the traditional birthing modalities of home-based delivery, as well as midwives, will be conducted. In addition, their associated positive effects and health outcomes will be revealed. Showcasing how they contribute to a stronger foundation for human development.