Home Birth Fatality Map

I started a google map project to try and document confirmed cases of deaths during home births. I only document cases where the year and state can be verified. If you have any deaths you would like me to add to the map please email me the details at skeptifemblog@gmail.com

I am going to post the data table below for people having trouble accessing the map itself.

 

2015 January a personal report of a death in january 2015 was sent to me directly.
February 2014 a personal report of a home birth fatality in february 2014 was sent to me
August 2013 A personal report of an august 2013 fatality was sent to me.
December 2014 A woman named Jan died after home birth complications. It was a close call but her daughter ended up living. http://20dec2014.blogspot.com/2014/12/20-dec-2014-day.html
March 2009 Andaluz water birth center. A baby died after months of evidence of pre-eclampsia in a mother. The midwife falsified records after the death to try and save herself from consequences. http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/DEM/docs/NOIs_FinalOrders_Posted_in_2015/JECH_JOANNA_3RD_AMENDED_NOI_10_5901.pdf
December 2012 Vickie Sorensen has been charged with manslaughter for the death of one twin. The mother almost died en route to the hospital. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58020321-78/sorensen-police-wrote-wilcox.html.csp
December 2014 A baby died from inhaling fecal bacteria during a home birth in a birthing pool. http://www.newser.com/story/199809/baby-born-in-water-dies-of-infection.html
April 2014 A baby with severe oxygen deprivation died from brain injuries after a home birth. http://www.skepticalob.com/2014/04/giving-birth-in-the-hospital-is-an-act-of-love-giving-birth-at-home-is-an-act-of-selfishness.html
April 2014 A baby died 18 hours after a home birth in texas left them profoundly brain injured. http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dfw/james-m-lauderdale-condolences/170575990?cid=full
1984 a physician and midwife delivered a baby out of hospital to a high risk mother and ignored signs of distress. the baby died the next day. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-10-23/local/me-10792_1_murder-charges
2002 karen brock presided over a uterine rupture and cord prolapse that killed a baby during a home birth. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/9/alabama-midwivesbannedfromathomedeliveries.html
1978 A baby died during a home birth, murder charges were filed against the midwife. http://issuu.com/undercurrents1972/docs/__uc31_mar02a/4
1982 A baby died during a home delivery, the midwife was charged as a result. http://articles.latimes.com/2000/oct/01/local/me-29714
March 1990 Ian Nicolau died at an out of hospital birth center in 1990. The clinic workers were charged as a result. http://articles.latimes.com/1993-03-11/news/gl-1371_1_birthing-center
October 1993 A woman with a classical c-section incision tried to birth vaginally and had a uterine rupture during a home birth. Her baby died and the midwife was charged. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1129816.html
1998 A stillbirth during a home birth resulted in charges against the midiwfe who attended. http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/23/local/me-22546
July 2012 dr robert biter killed a baby during an out of hospital birth. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Couple-Who-Lost-Baby-to-Protest-Birth-Center-277114711.html
February 2010 A woman and her 3 triplets died during a home birth. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-woman-died-hiding-triplet-pregnancy/
March 2013 baby dies after inadequate heart monitoring at an out of hospital birth center, investigation starts as a result of 2 infant deaths http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article12322190.html
January 2015 Another baby dies at an out of hospital birth center http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article12322190.html
October 2012 a baby dies at a home birth after losing heart tones http://michellesbirthjourneys.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-homebirth-loss-birth.html
January 2008 Midwife takes a client that is morbidly obese, has gestational diabetes, and is post dates. Mother carries group B strep and the baby presents as a footling breech more than 24 hours after rupture of membranes. baby dies. http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Notices/Medicine/0129000032/0129000032Order09092008.pdf
June 2008 A midwife takes a patient with multiple risk factors and fails to show up to the birth of a breech baby that dies after delivery. http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Notices/Medicine/0129000032/0129000032Order09092008.pdf
August 2000 A footling breech baby died during a home birth. The baby’s name is Spencer Verzi. Midwife charged w manslaughter. http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/SupremeCourt/2003/February/Opinions/Html/93412.htm
June 2005 a stillborn baby named Oliver Meredith was delivered by a home birth midwife. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/03/us/03midwife.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
December 2010 A baby died during a home birth delivery, midwife charged as a result. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303547/Carol-Velasquez-Midwife-involved-births-including-newborn-died-indicted-17-felonies-illegal-use-drugs-delivery.html
March 2015 a baby died after a uterine rupture following an attempted VBA2C at home http://www.skepticalob.com/2015/03/update-on-one-march-homebirth-death-and-report-of-a-second-death.html
March 2015 Baby John Sant died during labor, an attempted home birth (after a previously successful vbac) to a doula that runs the big baby project. here is their fundraiser. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-the-cory-cherise-sant-family-in-this-time-of-loss/316550
February 2014 Gavin Michael died after midwife Christy Collins (CPM) of Home Sweet Birth failed to get medical attention for zero amniotic fluid and more that 42 weeks past due. Other midwives, including the editor of Midwifery Today (Jan Tritten) told Collins not to seek medical assistance when she asked for advice on facebook. http://www.skepticalob.com/2014/03/in-memory-of-gavin-michael.html
April 2014 Newborn baby died of brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation. http://www.skepticalob.com/2014/04/giving-birth-in-the-hospital-is-an-act-of-love-giving-birth-at-home-is-an-act-of-selfishness.html
April 2014 James M. Lauderdale died of a placental abruption during a VBAC attempt with Origins Birth Services in Texas. A student midwife attended and a senior midwife assured her that the signs of abruption were of no concern. The father ultimately called 911 and their sweet baby died.  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=james-m-lauderdale&pid=170575990&
August 2013 Valerie El Halta caused the death of a baby by using drugs and equipment that midwives are not trained in using during births. The baby died of oxygen deprivation when El Halta failed to deliver the baby or get medical attention in a timely manner. SHe was convicted of negligent homicide. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2430001/Valerie-El-Halta-71-charged-negligent-homicide-unlicensed-midwife.html
October 2013 Baby Caleb died two days after an out of hospital birth by a midwife from Local Care Midwifery http://localcaremidwifery.blogspot.com/2013/10/baby-caleb-jianxian.html
November 2012 Baby Sarah died with the midwifes of Local Care Midwifery in november 2012. http://localcaremidwifery.blogspot.com/2012/11/baby-sarah-tzipporah.html
April 2012 Vylette died from injuries sustained at a homebirth when multiple midwives from The Brooklyn Birth Center failed to show up. They have ignored the mother, failed to even apologize, and are still delivering babies. https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-vylette/vylettes-birth-story-typos-raw-pain-anguish-curses-and-all/358968357472059
February 2013 Baby Sarah died after respiratory problems following a home birth. http://dreamsyoudaredream.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-betrayal-of-grieving-memory.html
April 2011 Baby Magnus died after midwives at the Green House Birth Center failed to inform his mother of the dangers involved with a breech position birth. He died from brain injuries. There has been no real accountability for the midwives. One of them told magnus’s mother that “some babies just aren’t meant to live”. http://safermidwiferyformichigan.blogspot.com/2013/02/open-formal-complaints-for-two-mi.html
April 2011 A baby died during a homebirth in 2011. Details are scarce. http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/Baby_dies_during_natural_childbirth_in_Salt_Lake.html
April 2013 An infant died of pneumonia after inhaling fecally contaminated water during a water birth http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmv.23517/abstract
August 2013 On August 2nd 2013 Barbara Parker delivered a home birth baby without a pulse or respiration. The baby later died in the hospital and parker was charged with a felony. http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Woman-Accused-Of-Helping-Deliver-Infants-Without-Midwifes-License-195671191.html
August 2013 Barbara Parker delivered twins at a home birth on August 3rd 2013. The second twin did not survive. Parker was charged with a felony. http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Woman-Accused-Of-Helping-Deliver-Infants-Without-Midwifes-License-195671191.html
February 2013 In february of 2013 a baby died of a cord prolapse. The midwife (Victoria Kocher) lied about her name to the parents so they could not adequately research her qualifications. She lied about her name to cover up a previous death she attended. http://www.skepticalob.com/2013/03/empty-arms-broken-heart-another-homebirth-death.html
March 2002 Victoria Kocher, acting as a midwife, attended a birth for a 7 weeks premature baby that subsequently died as a result. She started using a fake name and went on to attend at least one other perinatal death in the area. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2002/jul/05/athome_birth_resulting/
June 2013 Baby Aminah died from injuries sustained during a home birth. Her older twin survived. The mother has had no success in holding the midwives accountable. The midwife they hired (Joanne Falcon) never showed up to the birth. She sent an apprentice midwife with no twin experience who had no idea how to proceed with the birth.  http://dreahlouis.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-midwife-from-hell.html
June 2008 Mary Beth died from respiratory distress after a home birth. Mary’s mother noticed some signs of distress but did not know what they meant. Her midwife (Brenda A. Neport CPM) did not know what they meant either, but assured her that everything would be fine. A few hours later Mary Beth stopped breathing. http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/2011/01/mary-beths-story.html
April 2013 A maternal death from bloodloss was reported by a writer out of seattle, washington. The birth was an unassisted twin delivery at home. It is unclear what state this happened in. http://squatbirthjournal.org/my-friend-died-a-story-of-how-the-war-over-womens-bodies-continues-to-kill/
May 2013 A mother died of blood loss after a home birth, despite being 8 minutes away from the hospital. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a41944441/so_sad-_trigger
July 2012 Rowan Bailey represented herself as a licensed midwife and attended the death of a newborn at a home birth. She has been charged with a felony as a result.  http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130328/articles/130329782?tc=ar
April 2013 Sam was severely brain injured by a home birth with an abruption in 2010. His birth injuries ultimately caused his death in 2013. http://www.skepticalob.com/2013/06/sam-a-vicim-of-homebirth.html
2009 Paityn died as a post-dates baby at a home birth in 2009. It isn’t clear what month is happened in. https://www.facebook.com/tyann.hess/timeline/story?ut=68&wstart=1293868800&wend=1325404799&hash=6627088133270102992&pagefilter=3&ustart=1&stream_ref=10
August 2013 A baby died after multiple signs of trouble at the Carolina Community Maternity Center. The midwives failed to get help repeatedly. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/11/4305143/state-releases-details-on-babys.html#.U03MPfldUQm
September 2013 A baby died in florida after a long labor and fetal distress. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a44906971/my_story_-_our_angel_baby_girl
September 2010 Karen Carr, a midwife, was responsible for the death of an attempted breech delivery at a home birth. She was charged with a felony. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/midwife-karen-carr-pleads-guilty-felonies-babys-death/story?id=13583237
December 2009 Baby Aquilas died after multiple complications (including a placental abruption) in a home birth near Austin. The midwife (Faith Beltz) was found to be negligent by the texas midwifery board, but the family has been unable to sue because no attorney will take a case against an uninsured midwife. http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2012/03/01/aquilas-story-b/
September 2007 Baby Lucien died during an attempted breech birth at home. His head got stuck and midwife Anita Rojas could not obtain medical assistance in time to save the baby. http://homebirthdebate.blogspot.com/2007/09/unbelievable-yet-another-homebirth.html
May 2012 A home birth baby was born not breathing. Emergency workers were unable to resuscitate. http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/tewp5/just_watched_a_newborn_die_in_front_of_my_eyes/
May 2012 Baby Sunrise died as a result of attempting a home birth. Her heart rate dropped and the ride to the hospital was too long to get help for her. http://stillstandingmag.com/2012/05/homebirth-stillbirth/
May 2012 Another baby that died after fetal distress was detected and a futile hospital transfer occurred. It is not totally clear what month/year this happened. http://stillstandingmag.com/2012/05/homebirth-stillbirth/#comment-257
September 2011 Baby Miranda died after complications arose post-home birth. http://creativlei.com/mirandas-life-and-loss/
June 2012 A baby boy was born at home, he was not breathing and could not be revived. (its story number 2 on the link) http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/07/denial-for-homebirth-advocates-its-not.html
2011 A baby died of sepsis after a home birth. The midwife, Marcene Rebeck, was charged with a felony for her role in the death. The exact date of the death is not available. http://theworldlink.com/news/local/court-indicts-midwife/article_c106794c-062a-5a3f-a1b0-1de9e0120f00.html
April 2012 Baby Gionni died from a placental abnormality which caused him to bleed to death during a home birth. (story number 2 at the link) http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/07/this-week-in-homebirth-deaths.html
July 2012 Baby Jude died 2 days after an out of hospital birth. None of the midwives have any clue what went wrong. http://www.wisewomencare.com/3070/jude-declan-zeliff-july-13-2012-july-15-2012/
June 2012 Baby Ace died after Dr Biter encouraged a couple to birth at a free standing birth center instead of in a hospital. Multiple negligent mistakes resulted in dr biter losing his medical license and ace losing his life. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Still-Born-Tragedy-North-County-Couple-Hopes-Babys-Loss-Leads-to-Awareness-167755165.html
April 2014 Another home birth baby died because of excessively high blood pressure in the mom. The baby bled to death before being extracted via c-section. http://www.klrc.com/klrc-cares/prayer-center/friends-lost-their-baby/
September 2012 a baby died after respiratory problems during a home birth in colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/09/yes-it-is-your-fault-that-your-baby-died-at-homebirth.html
October 2012 Baby michael died after distress from meconium aspiration. http://sweetbabymichael.blogspot.com/p/michaels-birth-story.html
November 2012 Baby Kaiya died after prolonged fetal distress in an attempted home birth. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a37741663/my_sweet_kaiya_lynn
2010 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2012. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 an unnamed baby died during a home birth attempt in riverside county, california. There were 2 deaths and 79 live home births, an appalling number. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 an unnamed baby died during a home birth attempt in riverside county, california. There were 2 deaths and 79 live home births, an appalling number. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 an unnamed baby died during a home birth attempt in sacramento county, california. There were 53 live births, a shameful commentary on the skills of home birth midwives. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 An unnamed baby died in san bernadino county in 2010. There were 60 lives births and 3 deaths recorded that year,. This rate of death is much higher than that of a hospital. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 An unnamed baby died in san bernadino county in 2010. There were 60 lives births and 3 deaths recorded that year,. This rate of death is much higher than that of a hospital. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 An unnamed baby died in san bernadino county in 2010. There were 60 lives births and 3 deaths recorded that year,. This rate of death is much higher than that of a hospital. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 an unnamed baby died during a home birth in san diego county during 2010. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 an unnamed baby died during a home birth in san francisco county, california. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 a baby died during a home birth in san luis obispo county, california. 36 lives babies were born in home births, an appalling death rate. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 An unnamed baby died in Santa Clara County. The total figures reported that year were 44 live births and 2 deaths for out of hospital attendants. Abysmal. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
2010 An unnamed baby died in Santa Clara County. The total figures reported that year were 44 live births and 2 deaths for out of hospital attendants. Abysmal. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/midwives_2010_annual_report.pdf
September 2012 Midwife Olivia A. Kimball attempted to deliver a breech baby at a home birth despite having a revoked license. The baby died and Kimball was charged with a felony. http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2012/09/midwife_in_case_where_hoboken.html
September 2012 A baby died from sepsis after a home birth. The direct entry midwife did not prevent GBS with antibiotics. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/10/latest-in-homebirth-deaths-plus-a-near-miss.html (read story number two)
2010 Midwives Colleen and Jerusha Goodwin attended 3 deaths in a 14 month period from 2010 to 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/coleen-and-jerusha-goodwi_n_1466912.html
2011 Midwives Colleen and Jerusha Goodwin attended 3 deaths in a 14 month period from 2010 to 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/coleen-and-jerusha-goodwi_n_1466912.html
2011 Midwives Colleen and Jerusha Goodwin attended 3 deaths in a 14 month period from 2010 to 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/coleen-and-jerusha-goodwi_n_1466912.html
2006 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2006. 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2006 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2006. 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2006 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2006. 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2006 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2006. 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2006
An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2006. 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2007 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2007 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2007 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2007 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2007 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2007 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2007 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2007 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2007 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2007 4 other babies died according to the midwives own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2008 An unnamed baby died during a home birth in 2008. 6 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2009 An unamed baby died during a home birth in 2009. 8 other babies died that year in colorado according to the midwive’s own numbers.http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
2010 A unnamed baby died in colorado in 2010. According to the midwives own numbers 14 other infants died that same year in Colorado. http://www.skepticalob.com/2012/06/no-wonder-colorado-homebirth-midwives.html
January 2013 Baby Ligia died of a home birth in january 2013. Her parents emailed me to alert me of her passing.
March 2015 Unassisted homebirth ends in a death. Baby had a single breath. http://i62.tinypic.com/fx8rba.png

3 thoughts on “Home Birth Fatality Map”

  1. Do you also document confirmed cases of deaths during hospital births? I ask because I am doing a college research paper on the pro’s and con’s of home births. I’m looking for unbiased information here.

    1. The CDC wonder database tracks hospital deaths. The skeptical OB has a video on her website showing how to compare similar groups of patients in hospital vs home births.

      http://www.skepticalob.com/2014/02/calculating-neonatal-mortality-using-the-cdc-wonder-database.html

      Email me at skeptifemblog@gmail.com if you want any additional information. Most of the reason that I track these deaths is because they were largely preventable and happened due to incompetence. You may want to look into medical licenses being revoked for negligence if you want similar numbers on physicians. I would be confident betting that the number of medical licenses revoked for infant deaths resulting from negligence is a pretty small number by comparison.

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