Home births edge up among non-Hispanic white women

03/4/2010 | USA Today

The number of home births in the U.S. rose slightly in 2005 and held stable in 2006, but the increase was seen only among non-Hispanic white women, according to a government report. Researchers said home births were less likely to be low birth weight, multiple or premature, suggesting pregnant women were screened to see if they were low-risk candidates for at-home delivery.

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