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What are the risks of home birth vs. Hospital birth?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Worth the risk?

The advantages at home are a more controlled and comfortable environment, less invasive, and it can be a really positive experience.
The disadvantages are limited options for pain relief and huge risks for you and the baby in the rare instances where things go wrong. Unfortunately, things can go wrong very quickly. A competent birth attendant with good judgment and back up is essential.

In brief: Worth the risk?

The advantages at home are a more controlled and comfortable environment, less invasive, and it can be a really positive experience.
The disadvantages are limited options for pain relief and huge risks for you and the baby in the rare instances where things go wrong. Unfortunately, things can go wrong very quickly. A competent birth attendant with good judgment and back up is essential.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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