AAP policy statement addresses planned home births

04/29/2013 | Reuters · DailyRx.com

Hospitals and birthing centers are the safest settings for birth, but home deliveries may be an option for healthy pregnant women who are due to have a single, on-time baby, the AAP said. The policy statement in Pediatrics recommends the presence of a certified nurse-midwife, midwife or doctor during home births as well as preparing an agreement with a nearby hospital in case of the need for a transfer.

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