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Are home births as safe as hospital births?

The popularity of home births has been rising in recent years. One question is whether they are as safe as in-hospital births. A new study in NEJM found that most home births are safe, but hospital births are safer. As the N.Y. Times reports: The study analyzed nearly 80,000 pregnancies in Oregon, and found that […]

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I recently watched a video advocating for increased use of midwives during births.  There is little doubt that using a midwife reduces costs.  In addition, many studies have shown that home births with midwives have comparable health outcomes to those in the hospital setting.  In fact, even births using non-nurse midwives have  health outcomes similar or […]

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