Hospitals remain the best place for expectant mothers to give birth

Despite a push in some quarters toward home births, hospitals remain the safest place to deliver a child, according to Time magazine. The article, written by obstetrician Amy Tuteur, M.D., investigates whether the U.S. healthcare system should follow the lead of the British system and encourage more at-home births as a cost-saving measure. The rate of complications and conditions, such as anoxic brain injuries in infants, are far higher when a birth takes place at home, according to her data. "In the U.S., hospital birth is incontrovertibly safer than home birth," she wrote. Article

 

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