Sunday, August 02, 2009

BBC News: Home births as safe as hospital births

A new study from the Netherlands:
The largest study of its kind has found that for low-risk women, giving birth at home is as safe as doing so in hospital with a midwife.
This isn't surprising, but it is awfully helpful to have a large study (530,000 births!) confirm it.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said it supported home births "in cases of low-risk pregnancies provided the appropriate infrastructures and resources are present to support such a system.
If only ACOG could be so reasonable...

Thanks to Jen at VBACfacts for the link!

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