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Planned Home Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 5 - p 326
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31829b050b
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

The shadow world of births at home has had a spotlight shined upon it by recent celebrities discussing its value. What should you say if women ask your opinion of home birth?

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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