You are here

Fast Facts

Emergency Responders

The Home Birth Safety Act and the Needs of Emergency Responders

Emergency responders know the distance to a hospital with birth services in South Dakota can be very long, especially when weather conditions make travel difficult or even impossible. While many emergency responders have had some introduction to birth, the opportunity to have in the community an experienced midwife with specific training in birth outside of the hospital
would improve the level of safety for all.

Tags: 

Chiropractor’s Needs

The Home Birth Safety Act and the Chiropractor’s Needs

Chiropractors in South Dakota know many patients who are interested in complementary and alternative health care, including alternatives in birth services However when a patient requests referral for home birth services, chiropractors have limited options. Allowing a patient to be left with no care, or falling into the hands of an unqualified provider, presents serious liability and
ethical dilemmas.

Tags: 

Scary Things

“I heard of a really scary thing that happened, and if that baby hadn't been born in the hospital it would be dead!”

Safety of the baby is very important to everyone.

When you hear about bad things that happened during a birth there are several things to consider:

• Many of the same emergencies that happen in hospitals can be handled at home when there is a qualified attendant who is integrated into the healthcare system present.

Tags: 

The Healthcare Professional's Needs

The Home Birth Safety Act and the Healthcare Professional’s Needs

Healthcare professionals know complications can arise with any birth. When emergencies happen, minutes count. Working as a team where each member has clearly defined
responsibilities provides for the best outcomes.

The Home Birth Safety Act (HBSA) has been developed to meet the needs of hospitals, physicians and other health-care professionals who do not want to bear undue liability or see unnecessary tragedy during births.

Tags: 

Who's Talking About the Baby

Who’s talking about the baby?
Parents

Because they know...

A baby born at home is protected from nosocomial superbug infections.
Nosocomial infections kill 90,000 people in the United States each year. 1 High infection rates are
common in neonatal units and hospital nurseries, while most babies are immune to the germs in
their own homes.2, 3, 4, 5

A baby born at home is protected from disturbance of the hormonal physiology designed to guarantee successful breastfeeding. 6,7

Tags: 

Liability Concerns

The Home Birth Safety Act and Liability Concerns

Healthcare professionals know birth can be risky, yet some families continue to refuse
hospital birth despite professional recommendations.

The Home Birth Safety Act (HBSA) has been developed to meet the needs
of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals who do not
want to bear undue liability for the choices and actions of others.

Tags: 
Subscribe to RSS - Fast Facts