Oregon Home Waterbirth Neonatal Death

Oregon home waterbirth term neonatal death at 4 days of sepsis



Questions to consider:

  1. Was the mother tested for GBS? Was the mother treated in labor for GBS?
  2. How long had the membranes been ruptured before birth?
  3. Was this a licensed midwife?
  4. What were the symptoms of the infant?


Other links re GBS:



Other links re waterbirth:

Underwater Birth: Missing the Evidence or Missing the Point (Published in the Journal Pediatrics)

Waterbirth: A Near Drowning Experience (Published in the Journal Pediatrics)