Tina Cassidy is a journalist and author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born (Birth: A History, in the UK). Her latest book, Jackie After O, was published in 2012.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A new study out of the Netherlands shows what we already knew: That home birth for low-risk women is as safe as hospital birth. They studied more than 500,000 births to prove it. While it may be difficult for some to understand how on earth this could be, look at the concept backwards: Hospitals can be more dangerous than your home.