publication . Article . 2016

Planned home birth: a review.

Tamara Serdinšek; Iztok Takač;
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  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Zdravniški Vestnik (issn: 1318-0347, eissn: 1581-0224, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Medical Association
Abstract
<p><strong>Background</strong>: Home birth is as old as humanity, but still most middle- and high-income countries consider hospitals as the safest birth settings, as complications regarding birth are highly unpredictable. Despite this there are a few countries in which home birth in integrated into official healthcare system (the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada etc.). Home births can be divided into unplanned and planned, and the latter can be further categorized by the presence of the birth attendants. This review focuses on planned home births, which are differently represented throughout the world. In the United States 0.6-1.0% of all children are born a...
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free text keywords: home birth, maternal mortality, perinatal mortality, obstetric interventions, Medicine, R, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Birth rate, Planned home birth, Home birth, Reproductive health, business.industry, business, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Psychological intervention, Family medicine, Perinatal mortality, Healthcare system, Nursing
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