In 2015, Local Care Midwifery (LCM) had 19 clients that entered labor planning to birth at home and they all did birth at home. The specification ‘entered labor planning to birth at home’, is common to well designed place-of-birth studies and it is the specification that Midwife’s Alliance of North America (MANA) uses for their planned home birth data.

Here are the 2015 LCM Stats

Local Care Midwifery MANA Stats 2015

Total Number of Births 19
Vaginal Births 19 100%
Home Birth 19 100%
Average age at booking 33
First Time Mothers 2 10%
Total Inductions (non drug) 2 10%
Total Augmentation 0
Waterbirths 3 15%
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean/Successful VBAC Rate 2 100%
Breech birth 0
Twins 0
Intact perineum or only slight abrasion 16 84%
Episiotomy 0
Caesarian Births/C/S Rate 0 0%
Blood loss over 500 mls 0
Male/Female infant ratio 8/11
Average Baby Weight 8.1 lbs
Breastfeeding at last visit 19 100%
Infant deaths during labor or 6 weeks postpartum 0
Infant with 5 minute Apgar under 7 0
Maternal Death 0