Reporting of Unsuccessful Attempts at Home Delivery with or without Adverse Consequences
In 2006 there were 24,970 home deliveries reported in the United States. Obstetrician-gynecologists and other members of the medical community may be faced with the presentation of an obstetrical patient who has attempted home delivery unsuccessfully. The need exists to quantitate the frequency and information of these events. The goal of this registry is to attempt to quantitate when home delivery is unsuccessful and what the outcomes are. To be HIPPA-compliant, no identifying information will be requested. Data points include the state of occurrence, as well as the month and year of delivery, maternal and gestation age, gravidity and parity and obstetric or neonatal complications. An attempt to identify the home attendant type if known will also be useful data.
ACOG appreciates your recognition of this issue and your utilization of this registry to assist us in data collection.