Midwives Make Home Birth Safer

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Midwives Make Home Birth Safer
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 8:17am

Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study.

However, a certified midwife may make a difference in the health of babies born at home, the study found.

http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/10/10375067-midwives-make-home-births-safer-for-babies?chromedomain=moms

For those of you that have had a home birth in the past, did you have a midwife present for the birth?

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 1:43pm

I definitely advocating for women to have a midwife in attendance when they home birth.

Gail