Research backs home birth

University of Oxford researchers have found that home births may be safer and cheaper for women who already have children.

A study of 64,000 births in England between 2008 and 2010 found that low-risk pregnancies could be delivered at home or at a midwifery unit to save the NHS money without compromising the health of mother and baby.

Births cost an average of £1,142 per woman on an obstetric ward, compared to £780 for a home birth.

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10:05pm Mon 23 Apr 12

caz1111 says...

Having had a home birth 40 years ago, when safety probably wasn't a good, it was a great experience. I didn't have to leave my small daughter & I would have been more than happy to do the same again.
Having had a home birth 40 years ago, when safety probably wasn't a good, it was a great experience. I didn't have to leave my small daughter & I would have been more than happy to do the same again. caz1111
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10:30am Tue 24 Apr 12

Mark L. says...

Our son, was a footling breached delivery. He only survived due to the immediate action of the surgical team with seconds to spare.If my wife hadn't already been in hospital when he arrived, he would certainly of died. If we have another child, they will be delivered in hospital.
Our son, was a footling breached delivery. He only survived due to the immediate action of the surgical team with seconds to spare.If my wife hadn't already been in hospital when he arrived, he would certainly of died. If we have another child, they will be delivered in hospital. Mark L.
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