Letters Birthplace and outcomes

Should healthcare purchasers be funding home birth for nulliparous women?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e918 (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e918
  1. Mark Sillender, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1
  1. 1Kaleeya and Fremantle Hospitals, Fremantle, WA, Australia
  1. marksillender{at}hotmail.com

From comparison of home birth with hospital birth in the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study,1 an additional 14 caesarean and 18 instrumental deliveries will prevent one …

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