A Controversial Analysis of The Safety of Home BirthFriday, July 30th, 2010
An interesting and controversial new report was published in the New York Times last week. It’s premise is that although a planned homebirth can be a rewarding experience for mom, it is not without some documentable risks.
A planned home birth can certainly have some health benefits for mothers — fewer lacerations, fewer hemorrhages, fewer retained placentas and fewer infections. But there may be a price to be paid: according to the new analysis, there are increased risks for the baby.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the story.