Friday, 14 June 2013 - 09:00
Less Complications in Home Birth, says Dutch study
A Dutch study revealed the risk of severe complications in home births is 1 in 1,000 and 2.3 in 1,000 in hospital births. Jane Fader (flickr) Based on the study made by Dutch researchers, the risk for admission to the intensive care unit or to undergo blood transmission for low-risk women who delivered at home is only 2.3 per 1,000 as opposed to those who delivered in the hospitals, which is comparatively higher at 3.1 per 1,000. Researchers say the figures are very important. According to BBC, the study also shows that in a multigravida, or a woman who is pregnant for at least a second time, severe complications are less likely to occur in planned home births. The risk for post partum haemorrhage or severe blood loss after delivery is 19.6 per 1,000 in planned home births and 37.6 per 1,000 in planned hospital births. In the Netherlands, 20 percent of all child-birth deliveries are home births.