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The Wax Paper: Apples and Oranges

Home Birth Science or Propaganda?

Postcard, One-pager downloads for share Download the PDFs at the bottom of this page to effectively address the Wax Paper as it rears its opaque head at a Statehouse in a legislative session near you!

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.

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