In low-risk pregnancies, is maternal morbidity increased for births occurring in birthing centers compared with hospital births?
In low-risk pregnancies, is maternal morbidity increased for births occurring in birthing centers compared with hospital births? Evidence-based answer: The maternal morbidity rates in birthing centers are comparable to conventional hospital births for low-risk pregnancies. In addition, cesarean delivery and assisted vaginal delivery rates are less common in alternative birthing centers (SOR: A, meta-analysis of RCTs). The best data are from birthing centers within or adjacent to hospital labor wards.
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 4 (2017): E2
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