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


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Additional Reading:

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

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

The Coalition for Safer Home Birth

Considering an Out-of-Hospital Birth?  Questions to Ask Your Midwife

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