Acknowledgements and Resources

This website was created for the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Emerging Leader Institute.  The sole objective is to provide unbiased information to help expecting Texas parents make truly informed decisions about where and with whom to deliver their baby.  The information here is not medical advice.

The following people and organizations have been instrumental in the formation of this web resource.  The author is sincerely grateful for their time and insight.

  • David Ross, MD
  • Barb Herrera, CPM
  • Laurie Fremgen, CPM, LM
  • Hillary Trumbull
  • Ashley Finch, DO
  • Stephanie Kinsley, DO
  • Danielle Repp

Questions?  Broken Links?  Please email

Additional Reading:

Questions to Ask Your Midwife

The Coalition for Safer Home Birth

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Planned Home Birth

Perinatal Risks of Planned Home Birth in the United States – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Failure to Deliver – a 2018 investigative journalism piece by GateHouse Media

Perspectives on Risk:  Assessment of Risk Profiles and Outcomes among Women Planning Community Birth in the United States – Birth

National Institutes of Health – Epidemiology Branch Research: Consortium on Safe Labor