Outcome of planned home and planned hospital births in low risk pregnancies: prospective study in midwifery practices in The Netherlands.

@article{Wiegers1996OutcomeOP,
  title={Outcome of planned home and planned hospital births in low risk pregnancies: prospective study in midwifery practices in The Netherlands.},
  author={Therese T. A. Wiegers and Marc J. N. C. Keirse and Jouke van der Zee and G A Berghs},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={313 7068},
  pages={1309-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between the intended place of birth (home or hospital) and perinatal outcome in women with low risk pregnancies after controlling for parity and social, medical, and obstetric background. DESIGN Analysis of prospective data from midwives and their clients. SETTING 54 midwifery practices in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands. SUBJECTS 97 midwives and 1836 women with low risk pregnancies who had planned to give birth at home or in hospital. MAIN… CONTINUE READING
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