There have been studies done with large groups of healthy pregnant women that have favored home birth outcomes. This squashes the complaint that these studies are skewed because high risk women birth in the hospital which makes the outcome unfair. If you ever read Birthing From Within by Pam England some of them are listed in there. Could it be that the interventions regularly used on healthy women at the hospital cause negative outcomes, injury, increased mortality rates even? Lets not even talk about the increase risk for disease! Home birth isn't for everyone, but for those who have educated themselves, are healthy, have good care providers, and feel 100% confident in birthing at home it is the right choice for them.
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Study: Home birth with midwife as safe as hospital birth