Pros and cons of home birth

Obstetrician Paul Crane, MD discusses the pros and cons of giving birth at home and explains why home births are becoming increasingly popular
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Pros and cons of home birth

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Home birth is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but still only accounts for approximately 1 percent of all deliveries. People that choose home births, want to do it because they want to have a natural birth in their own environment. They want to have the choice of position, to move around, to be in their own bed. To have the people around them that they feel comfortable with, but they do have to do it naturally. What people need to realize is that there are hazards to a home birth. People need to be triaged carefully, so that people who are at high risk do not attempt home birth. People that do attempt home births have to accept the responsibility that, occasionally, there are situations where people would be better off in a hospital setting.

Obstetrician Paul Crane, MD discusses the pros and cons of giving birth at home and explains why home births are becoming increasingly popular

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Paul Crane, MD

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Paul Crane, MD, is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and has practiced for more than 30 years. He specializes in natural childbirth and VBAC births in his practice in Beverly Hills. Paul is the father of six children ranging in age from 18 to 40. In his free time, he enjoys photography. Even after 30 years, one of his favorite things to do is deliver babies. 

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