Rebecca Wolf

This blog is a chronicle of my daughters' growth - born July 2003 and May 2007. Be sure to check out the Thriving Babies homepage, for videos and instructions on how to use every type of baby carrier. For literacy and homeschooling tips, visit my Rochester-based Learning Center blog at www.SibleyCenter.com.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Home births 'as safe as hospital'

Here's a very interesting article on the safety of homebirth, from a country that has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Europe. The study was done to see if home births were contributing to that rate. Happily, home births were found to be just as safe as hospital births in low-risk pregnancies.

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.

Research from the Netherlands - which has a high rate of home births - found no difference in death rates of either mothers or babies in 530,000 births.


You can read the entire article at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7998417.stm

Enjoy,
Rebecca

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