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The Benefits of CPM Licensure and other Helpful Data and Talking Points

Feel free to explore the PushResearch page too … there are many helpful articles and studies that are available to you!

Wax_Paper_montage_JPG.jpgThe Wax Paper: Apples and Oranges ... Home Birth Science or Propaganda?

Studies, like the Wax Paper, that include high-risk ACCIDENTAL out-of-hospital births are going to show worse outcomes than studies that exclusively evaluate low-risk PLANNED out of hospital births with a skilled midwife. These more relevant studies show no difference in risk to the baby.

If someone tells you about a study that shows higher rates of deaths for babies born at home please, ask them if they are comparing APPLES to ORANGES.


  1. Does the data in this study include ACCIDENTAL out-of-hospital birth?
  2. Why should that make me oppose PLANNED out-of-hospital births with midwives?
  3. Doesn’t this study really mean that I SHOULD support this bill, to make sure women PLANNING out-of-hospital births have access to midwives?
  4. Why try to trick me by mixing apples and oranges without telling me about the oranges?

Don’t be fooled by the BAD SCIENCE of The Wax Paper (TWP) that compares APPLES to ORANGES.

Download Additional Information

Download these PDFs to effectively address the Wax Paper as it rears its opaque head at a Statehouse in a legislative session near you!

  • 1-21-2011 PushNews RELEASE_Docs Use Junk Science to Oppose Home Birth
  • Wax Paper One-pager
    Pushers! Download this handy PDF one-pager and share with your state lawmakers when ACOG and your state’s Big Medicine Lobby start trying to cloud the issue of planned home birth with all this Wax Paper. Good thing is, we Pushers can see right through to the truth about this bad science.
  • Wax Paper Postcard – 4 up
    Pushers! Download this handy PDF postcard for state lawmaker mailings. (It’s a 4-up doc for easy printing!) Want to do more? Get in touch with folks in the know on the ground in your PushState today.

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  • Steff Hedenkamp
    published this page in What We Do 2015-08-10 10:18:24 -0400

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