Home births are safe for most non-high risk pregnant women. False.
Less medical intervention during planned home birth is associated with a tripling of neonatal (baby) mortality. The study to be published in the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology in September found perinatal (mother) mortality rates were similar for planned home and hospital births, BUT neonatal (baby) mortality rates were significantly higher with planned home births.
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