Some tidbits to whet your appetite:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reiterates its
long-standing opposition to home births. While childbirth is a normal
physiologic process that most women experience without problems, monitoring of
both the woman and the fetus during labor and delivery in a hospital or
accredited birthing center is essential because complications can arise with
little or no warning even among women with low-risk pregnancies.
...ACOG does not support programs that advocate for, or individuals who provide,
Unless a woman is in a hospital, an accredited freestanding birthing center, or
a birthing center within a hospital complex, with physicians ready to intervene
quickly if necessary, she puts herself and her baby's health and life at
Choosing to deliver a baby at home, however, is to place the process of
giving birth over the goal of having a healthy baby.
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