Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home birth vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis.

@article{Wax2010MaternalAN,
  title={Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home birth vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis.},
  author={Joseph R Wax and Frances Leslie Lucas and Maryanne Lamont and Michael G. Pinette and Angelina Cartin and Jacquelyn Blackstone},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={203 3},
  pages={
          243.e1-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to systematically review the medical literature on the maternal and newborn safety of planned home vs planned hospital birth. STUDY DESIGN We included English-language peer-reviewed publications from developed Western nations reporting maternal and newborn outcomes by planned delivery location. Outcomes' summary odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated. RESULTS Planned home births were associated with fewer maternal interventions including epidural… CONTINUE READING
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