Dueling Statistics: Is Out-of-Hospital Birth Safe?

by | Jan 6, 2016 | Out-of-Hospital Birth

Popping up all over the internet this past week were the results of a New England Journal of Medicine study of Oregon State statistics finding that planned out-of-hospital birth slightly increases risk of perinatal death but greatly reduces likelihood of cesarean in comparable women. Henci has a Science & Sensibility commentary on this study, putting it into context with three other recent studies of out-of-hospital birth conducted in the U.S. and Canada.

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