"Yet another study, this one consisting of every birth in The Netherlands over two years, demonstrates that home births are safer than hospital births. Women are more than twice as lifely to end up in intensive care if they give birth in a hospital! Nonetheless, birth has been medicalized, resulting in enormous harm to both mothers and babies."
This article came across my facebook feed today. I thought it would be relevant here, especially in light of recent discussions about home birth safety.
I'm going to start with throwing this out there:
I think that the mother's safety is an important factor in making birth choices, equal to that of the baby. When considering research, we need to consider both parties.