1.    Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is His reward.”

2.    Psalm 139:13-14, “For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mothers womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.”

3.    Psalm128:3, “Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants around your table.”

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5.    Stotland N, Declercq E. Safety of out of hospital birth in industrialized nations:  A review.  Current Problems in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility  2002;25:134-44.

6.    DeClercq ER, Paine L, Winter M.  A profile of home birth in the United States, 1989-1992.  Journal of Nurse Midwifery  1995;40:478-81.

7.    Ackerman-Liebrich U, Voegli T, Gunter-Witt K, Kunz I, Sullig M, Schindler C, et al.  Home versus hospital deliveries:  follow-up study of matched pairs for procedures and outcome.  British Medical Journal  1996;313:1313-8.

8.    Janssen PA, Lee SK, Ryan EM, Etches DJ, Farquharson DF, Peacock D, et al.  Outcomes of planned home births versus planned hospital births after regulation of midwifery in British Columbia.  Canadian Journal of Midwifery 2002;166(3):315-23.

9.    Campbell R, MacFarlane, A.  Where to be born?  The debate and the evidence, 2nd ed.  Oxford:  National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, 1994.

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14. Anderson RE, Murphy PA.  Outcomes of 11,788 planned home births attended by certified nurse-midwives: A retrospective descriptive study.  Journal of Nurse Midwifery  1995;483-507.

15. Walsh D.  Evidence-based care series,1:  Birth environment.  British Journal of Midwifery  2000;8(5):276-8.

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19. American College of Nurse Midwives.  ACNM Clinical Bulletin (Number 7, March 2003):  Criteria for Provision of Home Birth Services.  Journal of Midwifery  and Women’s Health 2003;48(4): 299-301.

20. Colossians 4:12, “…always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

21. James 1:5, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

22. Enkin, M, et al.  A Guide to Effective Car in Pregnancy and Childbirth.  Oxford University Press:  Oxford, England.  2000.

23.  Frye, Anne.  Holistic Midwifery.  Labrys Press:  Portland, Oregon.  1998.