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U.S. Home Birth on the Rise by 20%

U.S. Home Birth on the Rise by 20%

Did you consider a home birth?

If so, you're far from alone: A new study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistician Marian F. MacDorman revealed that the number of women in the U.S. who gave birth at home rose 20% between 2004 and 2008, bringing home births to their highest level since 1990. 

The biggest increase in home births is among white women, with 1 in 98 giving birth at home in 2008, a spike of 28% since 2004.

Read the whole story.

Why do you think more women are opting for home births? Would you?

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