Obstetrics & gynaecology

Unplanned births out-of-hospital increases risk of infant mortality

New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality. The findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Advocacy for planned home birth not in patients' best interest

Advocates of planned home birth have emphasized its benefits for patient safety, patient satisfaction, cost effectiveness, and respect for women's rights. A clinical opinion paper published in the American Journal of Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG: Perinatal mortality higher in out-of-hospital births

(HealthDay) -- The incidence of perinatal mortality appears to be higher in out-of-hospital births, according to a study conducted in Oregon and presented at the annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians ...

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