New advice encourages more home births

"More women should give birth at home, advice suggests," reports The Guardian after draft guidelines produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended that women with a low risk of complications in childbirth should be encouraged to either give birth at home or at a midwife-led unit. The guidance has been revised after new evidence has become available since its original publication in 2007. As part of the new guidance, NICE proposes revising its recommendations on the most appropriate place for women to give birth if they are at a low risk of complications. It is this aspect of the recommendations that has received the most media attention. These draft guidelines about the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth are open to consultation.   What do the draft recommendations say? The draft recommendations say that low-risk women (women without medical conditions or other factors that put them at increased risk) who have given birth more than once before should be advised to plan to give birth at home or at a midwifery-led unit (freestanding or alongside). "Alongside" midwifery-led units are based at hospital sites next to traditional obstetric labour wards, while "freestanding" midwifery-led units may not be at a hospital site. Low-risk women who haven't given birth before should be advised to plan to give birth in a midwifery-led unit (freestanding or alongside). This is...
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