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Women better off giving birth at home than in hospitals – British health body

Women are ‘safer’ giving birth at home or in midwife centres than in hospitals, where doctors are more likely to perform interventions such as caesareans, according to new British guidance.

The official body in charge of giving health advice in the Britain, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), said that women with straightforward pregnancies are safer under the care of midwives at home or in midwife centres.

They added that women who give birth in labour wards in hospitals, making up 90 per cent of all births, are more likely to undergo interventions such as birth by forceps and caesarians.



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