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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2013 Jun;41(6):388-93. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2013.04.005. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

[Planned home versus planned hospital births: adverse outcomes comparison by reviewing the international literature].

[Article in French]

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Département de médecine générale, 64 rue des Champs-Élysées, Toulouse, France. celine_faucon@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the safety of planned home birth compared to hospital birth, in low-risk pregnancies.

METHOD:

An international literature review was conducted. Mortality, adverse outcomes and medical interventions were compared.

RESULTS:

Home birth was not associated with higher mortality rates, but with lower maternal adverse outcomes. Perinatal adverse outcomes are not significantly different at home and in hospital. Medical interventions are more frequent in hospital births.

CONCLUSION:

Home birth attended by a well-trained midwife is not associated with increased mortality and morbidity rates, but with less medical interventions.

PMID:
23769011
DOI:
10.1016/j.gyobfe.2013.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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