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Why is there so much controversy about home births?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No regulation

Regulation and standards of care are the missing link in this practice.
Except for certified nurse midwives, most midwives don't need a state license or certification. Normal labor develops in a delicate balance the may require interventions only possible in hospitals. Naturally, no one complains when the outcome is good for both mother and child.

In brief: No regulation

Regulation and standards of care are the missing link in this practice.
Except for certified nurse midwives, most midwives don't need a state license or certification. Normal labor develops in a delicate balance the may require interventions only possible in hospitals. Naturally, no one complains when the outcome is good for both mother and child.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Multiple reasons

Home deliveries are not properly monitored.
Unforseen complications can occur that in an instant can cause deleterious effects to the baby and/or mom resulting in permanent disability or death. In my humble opinion, the only thing that should be delivered at home is pizza or chinese food.

In brief: Multiple reasons

Home deliveries are not properly monitored.
Unforseen complications can occur that in an instant can cause deleterious effects to the baby and/or mom resulting in permanent disability or death. In my humble opinion, the only thing that should be delivered at home is pizza or chinese food.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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