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TWIW 34: Home birth just as safe for low risk mums

Episode 34
04, Nov, 2019
}7 Minutes

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And This Week In Wellness a study in the British Medical journal analysing Australian births has suggested that for low-risk pregnancies birthing at home is just as safe and has a 6 times higher chance of resulting in a “normal birth”.

Professor Caroline Homer, director of the UTS Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health says “home births are associated with fewer incidences of induced labour, epidural, vacuum or forceps delivery and C Sections and there are no differences in the death rates for babies born in hospitals, compared with those born at home or in midwife run birth centres.

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/10/e029192

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/calls-for-greater-access-to-homebirths/11653760?fbclid=IwAR1-vWhcS1JnRIOto6vtsXo-lZt77qVrtmN1RB3anZOWv4pAkevw20uNT2g

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