Study: Home Births May Be Safer Than Hospital Births
A new study has found that mothers experiencing low-risk pregnancies and who are planning home births may have an overall lower risk of birth complications than those who plan their births in hospitals.
LiveScience is reporting that just 1 in 1,000 of the mothers monitored for the study suffered from severe complications during their home births, as opposed to 2.3 in every 1,000 who gave birth in a hospital.
The study, conducted by researchers in the Netherlands, additionally noted a marked decrease in incidents of postpartum hemorrhage in mothers who gave birth at home ‚Äď 19.6 out of 1,000 compared to 37.6 out of 1,000 respectively....
From the article: Researchers told LiveScience that their findings likely ONLY apply to regions where midwives are fully qualified to assist in a home birth.
Considering the facts that there are nearly 4 million successful births in hospitals here in the U.S. I would be hard pressed to say a hospital is an unsafe place to have a baby. In fact, I would imagine that almost everybody who has posted in this thread was born in a hospital. (how did you survive?) Not against home births or advocating for hospital births just saying some of what has been said is over the edge.
Just wondering if your dreams are realistic. Dreaming is a fun thing ti do, but can you back up all of your plans financially? The farm, a mini hospital on the farm, several rental properties, etc. That all amounts to mucho dinero. Good for you if you have the means.
A warning to all national healthcare systems, there needs to be a fierce regulator over the system, to make things are done right. In this area, probably home births are safer than at this particular hospital?
John Beechy wrote: Home birth is safer. Not sure if a hospital birth can even be considered safe at all. I will admit there are obvious life and death situations where a hospital is needed. But these are rare.
When I get a farm in Eastern Colorado I will have constructed a small one room hospital with medical equipment so that when I get married and have children my wife can give birth to them in that one room hospital with the doctor and nurse coming over to the farm to assist in the birth.
perhaps more children would be born if we treated them not as a disease that invaded, and where the ladies can give assistance to one another. doctors have written of tribes, before the western diet comes it, that children were readily born. sometimes we make things more difficult, thinking we are making things better!