New York Times Home and Garden section featured an article on homebirth- Bringing Baby Home.
"...in 2006 home births accounted for only one-half of 1 percent of the city’s 125,506 reported births. But local midwives say they have been swamped with calls and requests in recent months, in some cases increasing their workload from two, three or four deliveries a month to as many as 10."
The surge is attributed to Ricki Lake's Business of Being Born. Go, Ricki.
Here in Minnesota, we hear our parents cite both BOBB and Orgasmic Birth by Debra Pascali-Bonaro as inspiration to seek our homebirth services in the Twin Cities.