February 17, 2014
Host: Lindsay Beyerstein
Point of Inquiry looks into midwives, home births, and what they mean for a safe delivery for child and mother. Our guest is skeptic, obstetrician, gynecologist, and author of How Your Baby is Born, Dr. Amy Tuteur.
Dr. Tuteur, a graduate of Harvard and the Boston University School of Medicine, and former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about some of the misinformation and unscientific theories being peddled to expectant mothers, and the harm that can come from them. Dr. Tuteur's blog is The Skeptical OB.
Links mentioned in this episode:
A collection of Dr. Tuteur's writing on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)'s statistics on infant deaths at home birth and other outcomes.