The Ethics Of Home Birth Live Streaming Session

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The Ethics of Home Birth & Informed Decision-Making:

Interactive Live Streaming Session from the Home Birth Summit

Much of the debate around place of birth has taken place in the context of a discussion of relative risk (which place of birth is safer?) and autonomy (who gets to decide which risks matter most?).

However, the work of legal and medical ethicists can give us a new framework based on the best thinking in ethics and philosophy that can guide both our policy and practice decision making.

Join us for a live streaming session!


This year`s Home Birth Summit: Advancing Equity through Voice, Policy, Practice & Research is offering a live streaming, participatory session.

An expert panel of legal and medical ethicists and philosophers will engage participants in exploring:

  • new ways of understanding and addressing the ethical questions related to place of birth
  • the impact of current research on provider and women’s attitudes towards risk, safety, and place of birth
  • the questions that are often raised in place of birth debates

The panelists and summit delegates will engage in a facilitated, rotating dialogue on the application of the best available ethical lens to both policy and practice.


Panelists include: Paul Burcher, Michelle Goodwin, Elselijn Kingma, Andrew Kotaska, Libby Bogdan-Lovis,Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Marianne Nieuwenhuize, Claire Wendland


Sunday, September 28th

10:30 am – 12:45 pm pacific time

(Please note this is a slight revision from the originally scheduled 10:15 am – 12:30 pm pacific time)


The Home Birth Summit runs on a non-profit cost recovery basis.

$10 (no CE credits)

$30 (with CE credits)

CE credits applied for: ACNM, MEAC – 235 minutes, .225 CEUs

Space is very limited and pre-registration is required; please register early to guarantee a space

To register for the webinar only, visit here.

To register for the webinar and the CE, visit here.

Who should attend:

Anyone engaged with the maternal health care system, including Consumers, Midwives, Obstetricians and OB Family Practice Physicians, Collaborating Providers, Insurers, Policy Makers, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Public Health Experts

About the Home Birth Summit:

The Home Birth Summit brings together leaders, representing all stakeholder perspectives in maternity care, to address their shared responsibility for care across birth settings in the United States. These delegates collaboratively developed a common ground vision and identified priority areas of focus. They continue to work together in action groups to identify and facilitate solutions to challenging issues in maternity care. See this year’s full agenda here.

Tech support:

When you register for the live streaming session, an email – including all the details you need to log on – is sent to you immediately after payment is received. If you did not receive that message, please contact Jeanette at

If you need technical support before or during the call, please contact tech support at 1-855-352-9003 and request support for GoToTraining.

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