If you read my blog about NBC's segment on homebirth and midwives (NBC, ACOG and Midwives, OH MY!), a formal response from CIMS (the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services) and 45 other childbirth related organizations(including Perinatal Education Associates, ACNM, Lamaze, ICEA, MANA, and the Big Push) has been sent to NBC.
The formal response, including all of the evidence-based information and meticulous bibliography can be viewed in PDF by clicking here.
We are proud to be a part of the One Voice Response ~ an action item identified as important in the Chicago Birth Summit held in November 2008 and hosted by Perinatal Education Associates. We feel that when organizations come together in this One Voice to correct misrepresentations disseminated by the media, everyone wins.
We applaud all who spent the time crafting this response!