Midwives Dismiss Fears Over Home Births

by Kathy Jones on  August 16, 2010 at 9:56 PM Women Health News
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Dismissing recent reports that home birth is dangerous to the child compared to a hospital birth, Royal College of Midwives has said that the reports use "flawed" data in order to provide the evidence to their claims.
 Midwives Dismiss Fears Over Home Births
Midwives Dismiss Fears Over Home Births

The Lancet had recently published a report carried out American researchers which said that giving birth to your child in the home is three times more risky compared to a hospital birth. However the general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, Cathy Warwick has dismissed the report as being "sweeping and misogynistic".

Warwick claimed that a backlash of global proportions has been going on over home births, adding that there is no real evidence which proves that a hospital birth is safer than home births.

"There is a danger that risk during childbirth is presented in a way which is leading women to believe that hospital birth equals a safe birth. It does not. There is no hard and fast guarantee that a woman will have a safer birth in a hospital than at home", she said.


Source: Medindia

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