New Home Birth Guidelines

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New Home Birth Guidelines
Tue, 04-30-2013 - 10:48am

With the number of home births rising, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement on the practice that includes a recommendation that there be a caregiver who's present solely to take care of the newborn.

"Babies deserve the best care they can get," said Dr. Kristi Watterberg, lead author of the statement and a professor in the division of neonatology at the University of New Mexico. "And we need to support women wherever they choose to give birth."

Anyone here planning to have a home birth?  Will there be a caregiver on hand for the sole purpose of taking care of your newborn?

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