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Doctors urge moms not to give birth at home

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(KWWL) -- An editorial published in the medical journal "Lancet" strongly discourages pregnant women from planning home births.

The authors point to recent research that found home births to be quite safe for moms, but potentially risky for babies.

The main problem is when the baby has trouble breathing, and cannot be resuscitated without hospital equipment.

Home births account for about one percent of deliveries in the U.S.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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