Telling tales about home birth. A new study revives old fears.
By L. Samsarah Morgan
One September 16, a press release was issued to draw attention to a not yet released researched study from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This study claims that babies born at home are roughly 10 times more likely to be still born and 4 times more likely to have neonatal seizures or serious neurologic dysfunction when compared to babies born in hospitals.
This is a very alarming claim – and of course it’s vital that people, when they hear such data review and consider it very carefully – not with knee jerk fear, but with reason and common sense.
Firstly we have to take a look at the history of birth in this country. When we do this we see a very bleak…
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