Home Birth: Bringing Its Best Options to the L&D

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Abstract

As health care becomes more specialized, outpatient and home health alternatives are becoming prevalent for routine medical care. However, practitioners of maternity care have resisted this trend, often opting for high-tech routines in low-risk births. In response, a small but growing number of women are choosing to birth their babies at home. Such is my experience-my first three children were born in a hospital, but my three youngest children were all born at home.

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