Though the proportion of pregnant women who choose to give birth at home in the United States is still very small — about 1 percent — the number is higher than at any time in 25 years. Britain recently rewrote its national health guidelines to encourage home births for women with low-risk pregnancies.
Should the United States follow suit? Is it ever safe to have a home birth?
If you’re pondering a home birth, we found a good article on the pros and cons of home birth.