Letters Birthplace and outcomes

We need more data before reconfiguring maternity services

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e893 (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e893
  1. Maureen Treadwell, press officer1
  1. 1Birth Trauma Association, Ipswich IP1 9AT, UK
  1. enquiries{at}birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

For years, government policy has promoted home birth as a safe option. Now, for first time mothers, there are question marks. The Birthplace study, however, reports that freestanding midwifery units are safe.1 Are they …

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