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Home births 'a very safe option'

The largest study yet on the safety of home births suggests that, in most cases, the risk to babies is no higher than if they are born in a hospital. Co-author of the report Professor Simone Buitendijk, of Leiden University Medical Centre, discusses if the results apply universally.

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