Wax, Joseph R; Pinette, Michael G; Cartin, Angelina; Blackstone, Jacquelyn
Maternal and newborn morbidity by birth facility among selected United States 2006 low-risk births
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  • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2010, Vol.202(2), pp.152.e1-152.e5
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We sought to evaluate perinatal morbidity by delivery location (hospital, freestanding birth center, and home). Selected 2006 US birth certificate data were accessed online from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Low-risk maternal and newborn outcomes were tabulated and compared by birth facility. A total of 745,690 deliveries were included, of which 733,143 (97.0%) occurred in hospital, 4661 (0.6%) at birth centers, and 7427 (0.9%) at home. Compared with hospital deliveries, home and birthing center deliveries were associated with more frequent prolonged and precipitous labors. Home births experienced more frequent 5-minute Apgar scores 7. In contrast, home and birthing center deliveries were associated with less frequent chorioamnionitis, fetal intolerance of labor, meconium staining, assisted ventilation, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and birthweight 2500 g. Home births are associated with...
ISSN: 0002-9378
ISSN: 1097-6868
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.09.037
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Birthing Center, Home Birth, Perinatal Outcome, Birthing Center, Home Birth, Perinatal Outcome, Medicine

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