How Many Babies Are â€œHome Birthsâ€?
Dr. New Doctor's Name Blogs from 2012
According to a recent publication in AAP News (newspaper publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics), an analysis of birth certiï¬cates showed that the percentage of home births rose 20% from 2004-2008. In 2008, there were 28,357 home births, or about .67% of the 4.2 million US births. The rise has occurred in the face of increasing opposition from physicians!
Most of the increase was due to a 28% rise in home births among caucasian women. 1% of all births in this group were at home. States with the highest rates were Montana, Vermont and then Oregon, all coming in around 2%.