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Commons committee calls for more choice over home births

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:249
  1. Upasana Tayal, Clegg scholar
  1. BMJ

    A House of Commons committee has criticised UK maternity services as patchy and has urged more trusts to support women who want to give birth at home.

    The health select committee published two reports last week, one on inequality in access to maternity services across the United Kingdom and one on choice in maternity services.

    The second report urged healthcare trusts to support the option of home births and to provide independent midwives where needed. The committee estimates that up to 10 times as many women would want to give birth at home, if …

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