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Why Not Home?

Here is some published data from The Lancet, 2020, highlighting benefits of home birth:

  • 40% less likely to have a caesarean birth

  • 50% less likely to have an instrumental birth (forceps, vacuum)

  • 70% less likely to have an epidural

  • 55% less likely to have an episiotomy

  • 40% less likely to have a third or fourth degree tear

  • 60% less likely to have labor augmented using synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin)

#evidence-basedcare #waterbirth #midwife #homebirth


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