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A large study of planned home births in North America in 2000 revealed low intervention rates and high maternal satisfaction.

A large study of planned home births in North America in 2000 revealed low intervention rates and high maternal satisfaction. Of 5,418 women who planned to deliver in the home, 12.1 percent were transferred to a hospital Overall intervention rates for low-risk planned home births were much lower than intervention rates for low-risk hospital births. The rates for common interventions were: episiotomy (2.1 percent of intended home births vs. 33 percent of hospital births), vacuum extraction (.06 percent vs. 5.5 percent), and Caesarean section (3.7 percent vs. 19 percent). In addition, epidural and electronic fetal monitoring use was also much lower among women who had planned home deliveries.

British Medical Journal, June 2005
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Title Annotation:WOMEN'S HEALTH SNAPSHOTS
Publication:Women's Health Activist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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