childbirth

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Childbirth Options

While still a small percentage of total U.S. births, more families are choosing to have babies at home instead of in a hospital.

  While the vast majority of women in the United States give birth to their babies in a hospital, home births are becoming more popular. In 2012 an estimated 35,000 births occurred in the home, accounting for 0.7% of total U. S. births. We discuss different birthing options, and the role of midwives during pregnancy and childbirth, with Certified Nurse Midwife Jackie Gruer, Dr.

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