Heard it on NPR: Home Births Rise, Mostly By Choice

During five o’clock rush hour traffic yesterday, came this news:

“There was a five percent increase in out-of-hospital births in 2005, says an analysis just out from the National Center for Health Statistics. The proportion of births outside hospitals held steady in 2006. That year, more than 38,000 babies (of more than 4 million babies born) came into the world somewhere other than a hospital.”

Read it: Home Births Rise, Mostly By Choice – Shots – Health News Blog : NPR.

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