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Health Tip: Considering Home Birth?

-- Home birth is a safe option for many moms-to-be who want to deliver in the privacy and comfort of their home.

But for some women who are at risk of complications, a home birth may not be the safest option.

The American Pregnancy Association lists these factors for women who may be better off at a hospital when they deliver:

  • Being diabetic.
  • Having preeclampsia or chronic high blood pressure.
  • Having had a prior preterm birth, or being at risk for preterm labor.
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Posted: November 2008