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One Out of 40 Women Delivers at Home

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
A recent statistic has pointed out that only one out of 40 women actually delivers at home as against one in three 50 years ago.

Recent figures has pointed out that women between the age of 35 and 39 mostly deliver at home .
 One Out of 40 Women Delivers at Home
One Out of 40 Women Delivers at Home
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Women also portray an average of two children, considered a high fertility rate since 1973.

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Louise Silverton, the deputy general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: "This continues a disappointing trend and one we want to see reversed. I have no doubt that this fall is related to cost-cutting within the NHS which sees resources pulled out of the community and into the hospitals, all of which is going against this Government's commitment to bring services closer to home."



Source: Medindia
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