From the Daily "Fail"
The article also says -‘Research also shows that a home birth is generally safer than hospital for pregnant women at low risk of complications who have given birth before.’
Can someone tell me what is so dangerous about the first time mother ?For those having their second child, a home delivery is just as safe as in hospital and usually a far more joyful experience.
Yet figures show that just 2.3 per cent of women currently have home deliveries and a further 4 per cent in midwife units, while the remainder head to hospital.
Is this the real reason that more women should stay home - cost ?The research did, however, show that home births are marginally more dangerous for the baby for first-time mothers – although the risks are very small.
I have read that some in the London govt want to get rid of the NHS.Avoiding hospital also saves the NHS money. Figures show that a hospital birth costs £1,631, while it costs £1,450 for a midwife centre and £1,066 for a home birth.