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Home births 'as safe as hospital'

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The largest study yet on the safety of home births shows that, in most cases, the risk to babies is no higher than if they were born in hospital.

Research from the Netherlands found no difference in death rates of either mothers or babies in 530,000 births.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

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