Amy Tuteur, MD - The Skeptical OB

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 BornDr. 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. 

January 2014

Homebirth midwives reveal death rate 450% higher than hospital birth, announce that it shows homebirth is safe

October 2013

Sign the petition to force MANA to release their homebirth death rate

July 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about the MANA stats EXCEPT the death rates

April 2011

How many babies died for a C-section rate of 5% at homebirth

July 2010

An open letter to homebirth midwife Melissa Cheyney

July 2008

An open letter to Geradine Simkins, President of the Midwives Alliance of North America

January 2007

Why is MANA hiding its statistics?