The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy today stating that Pediatricians should support a mother's decision to birth from home.
In the same policy they do state that the AAP's stance remains that hospitals and birthing centers are the safer locations for birth and that home birth risks should be discussed. An interview from Reuters quotes a Certified Nurse Midwife as saying this in response:
She also goes on to say that the AAP neglects to talk about the risks associated to hospital births that you don't find in home births such as higher risks of Cesarean sections, anesthesia,and infections.
Give both articles a read and let us know what you think about the AAP's latest policy!