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Would you give birth in the comfort of your own home? Turns out, more mamas-to-be are answering that question with a “Yes!” The medical journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care just published a report of birth records in the US in 2008. It found that there were 28,357 babies born at home that year, which accounted for about 0.67 percent of births nationwide. That doesn’t seem like a lot of babies, but know that in 2004, the number was 0.56 percent. That’s a 20 percent increase. According to the report, non-Hispanic white women were the demographic most likely to give birth at home.
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