Utah obstetricians' opinions of planned home birth and conflicting NICE/ACOG guidelines: A qualitative study
Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) | 18 Feb 2017
E Rainey, S Simonsen, J Stanford, K Shoaf and J Baayd
The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published recommendations that support planned home birth for low-risk women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) remains wary of planned home birth, asserting that hospitals and birthing centers are the safest birth settings. Our objective was to examine opinions of obstetricians in Salt Lake City, Utah about home birth in the context of rising home birth rates and conflicting guidelines.
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