A 41-year-old member asked:
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are midwives or doulas delivering at home a risky proposition?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
UNACCEPTABLE!: It is not only risky, it is unacceptable! multiple studies confirm a much higher risk of maternal and/or fetal death or injury from attempted home births. Always deliver in a maternity hospital!
Answered on Jul 21, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Love 'em to death ?: A couple approaching childbirth has a limited knowledge base, preferring the "never would happen to me" approach.Some think that if problems arose they could just call an ambulance and things would be fine. In the best of situations it would take an hour to get to a specialized delivery room or operating suite. Minutes lost can mean permanent injury or death.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

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