Studies indicate birthing out of the hospital is a safe option for those with low risk pregnancies.
Health outcomes are often improved for those choosing to birth out of the hospital with the quality care of a trained midwife.
Research indicates those choosing out of hospital birth have:
- fewer cesareans
- decreased interventions
- increased breastfeeding rates
- increased satisfaction with experience
Check out this study on outcomes for those birthing in birth centers: Birth Center Study
And this study on outcomes for those birthing at home with a midwife: Home Birth Study