A home birth is when someone delivers outside the hospital or birth center.

Experts Remain Divided on Safety of Home Births

Some people childbirth think an act so natural as giving birth can be accomplished safely at home, without medical intervention. ... read more »

Is Planned Home and Out Of Hospital Birth Safe?

A planned home birth takes place at home or in a residence rather than in a hospital. ... read more »

During COVID-19: Is Home Birth Better than Hospital Birth?

Even now: Home birth is not safer than hospital birth. ... read more »

Home-Birth Apgar Scores Too Good to Be True?

A newborn baby's Apgar score provides a quick summary of the health of the child a minute after it's born and again at five minutes. Possible scores range from a low of zero to a high of 10. ... read more »

Incomplete Data and Deception in Homebirths

One of the issues in the discussion of homebirths is that data are shown incompletely. If you want to participate in a reasonable discussion of any subject, it is crucial that you consider all facts, not just the ones you choose. ... read more »

Homebirth on the Prairie

Homebirth story as told by comedian Patton Oswalt. ... read more »

Top Reasons to Choose a Hospital Birth

So many reasons to deliver the baby in the hospital. ... read more »

Setting Makes Home Deliveries More Risky, Not Midwives

Dr. Grunebaum advises patients invite a midwife into the hospital delivery room so a woman can have both the comfort of a familiar birthing companion and the necessary medical staff and equipment. ... read more »

Low APGAR Scores for Infants Born Outside of a Hospital

According to research published in the October 2013 edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, women seeking to give birth outside of the hospital should be warned of increased risk of low APGAR scores and increased risk of seizures. ... read more »

Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Planned Home Births in the US

According to an oral presentation presented at 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, more women are choosing home births today than ever before, but information regarding the safety of home births is non-conclusive. ... read more »