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The Dangers of Home Birthing

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Mothers giving birth at home under the care of a midwife rather than at a hospital is becoming more common. But a new study from Australian obstetrician and gynecologist Doctor Lachlan de Crespigny and Professor Julian Savulescu, an ethicist from Oxford University says that giving birth at home can be dangerous.

Mothers who give birth at home under the care of a midwife rather than at a hospital are becoming more common in developed countries.

But a new study from Australian obstetrician and gynecologist Doctor Lachlan de Crespigny and Professor Julian Savulescu, an ethicist from the University of Oxford says that giving birth at home can be dangerous.

The authors of the study wrote: “Having a home birth may be like not putting your child’s car seat belt on. The risk of being injured in a single trip by not wearing a seat belt is extremely low. Still, we expect people to wear a seatbelt to make the risks as low as possible…”

A 2013 report published the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of over 13 million US births showed that infants born at home are ten times more likely to be stillborn and have a four times higher risk of neonatal seizures or serious neurologic dysfunction.

A survey from 2011 of home births in England called the Birthplace Study, found that risks were significantly higher for mothers having their first birth at home, but after that the safety of giving birth at home or in a hospital were the same.

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