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Most Intended Home Births in the United States Are Not Low Risk: 2016−2018

Published:November 09, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.1245
      Pregnant patients with high risk factors are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality.
      • Grünebaum A.
      • McCullough L.B.
      • Sapra K.J.
      • Arabin B.
      • Chervenak F.A.
      Planned home births: the need for additional contraindications.
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      • Grünebaum A.
      • McCullough L.B.
      • Brent R.L.
      • Arabin B.
      • Levene M.I.
      • Chervenak F.A.
      Perinatal risks of planned home births in the United States.
      It has been claimed that intended home births in the United States are largely restricted to low-risk patients.
      • Grünebaum A.
      • McCullough L.B.
      • Arabin B.
      • Chervenak F.A.
      Critical appraisal of the proposed defenses for planned home birth.
      The objective of this study was to assess whether this was indeed the case.
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