Health

US home births increase 20 percent from 2004 to 2008

After a gradual decline from 1990 to 2004, a new study published online in Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care finds that United States births occurring at home increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Who is best to assess maternal and fetal risk?

(Medical Xpress)—At what point does fetal risk outweigh maternal autonomy? The recent findings that the Zika virus may cause birth defects have lead some governments in Latin American countries to recommend that women not ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Birth is no reason to go to hospital, review says

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review ...

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.

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