02/25/2015 06:26 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2015

Is Home Birth Ever A Safe Choice?

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Though the proportion of pregnant women who choose to give birth at home in the United States is still very small -- about 1 percent -- the number is higher than at any time in 25 years. Britain recently rewrote its national health guidelines to encourage home births for women with low-risk pregnancies.

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