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Home births associated with triple infant death rate

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(KWWL) -- Planned home births appear to be safe overall for mothers. But are associated with an increased risk of death among newborns.

Researchers in Maine looked at data on more than a half million births. Compared with hospital births, home births were associated with triple the number of newborn deaths.

Doctors say most of those deaths were attributed to respiratory problems, and the inability to resuscitate newborns.

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