Obstetrics & gynaecology

Home births save money, are safe, study finds

Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG: More women opting for unsupervised home births

(HealthDay)—Home births without a midwife or doctor present—which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease—have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report. The findings ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

US home births continued steady increase in 2012: CDC

(HealthDay)—The percentage of U.S. women choosing to give birth at home or in a birthing center rather than a hospital has grown by 56 percent in less than a decade, according to a new government report.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds increasing trend in home birth neonatal mortality rates

In a study to be presented on Feb. 7 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in New Orleans, researchers will report that patients delivered at home by midwives had a roughly four ...

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