Monday, September 22, 2014

Comparing Home Birth Outcomes in the Netherlands to the USA


Home birth outcomes in the USA are simply dreadful.
There were a few numbers that were omitted from the 2014 MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) study. Let's take a look at a couple of them.
The MANA study authors did not include a single comparison number for mortality rates. If anyone wants to see outcomes to compare, they need to go search for themselves. And it's not easy to do, especially when not all of the studies are free for viewing. Why oh why did they do that.......?? Hmmmmm.... makes you wonder......
Compared to the Netherlands (using the 2014 MANA study and the 2009 study by de Jonge et al), the intrapartum mortality rate comparison is beyond worrisome:

Home births in the USA: 1.3/1000

Home births in the Netherlands: 0.3/1000

Click here to read more: Netherlands vs USA










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