Why are well-educated women more likely to choose home birth?

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In this audiocast, Dr. Norwitz discusses:

  • His unique training and education, including his connection as an MD, PhD, to midwifery practice
  • The increased number of women delivering at home in the United States
  • Why older, well-educated, married, multiparous women are more likely to deliver at home
  • What structure would support safe home care delivery

Dr. Norwitz is the author of What do the latest data reveal about the safety of home birth in the United States? (Examining the Evidence, November 2013).

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