homebirth is on the rise!

This is semi-old news, but I hadn’t seen the study yet so I’ll guess you haven’t either. A study published this past May by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that homebirth is on the rise!

Specifically, from 2004 to 2008 homebirths increased by 20%. Homebirths accounted for 28,357 of 4.2 million births in the US.

The study breaks it down a little: in 2008, 1 in 98 white women had babies at home, 1 in 357 black women did, and 1 in 500 Hispanic women had homebirths.

Remember when I heard the ICAN presentation about how to appeal to our generation? How to teach them? What drives them [us] is wanting to do what everyone else is doing. To follow the trend. Will this help? SEE, see, seeeeeeeeeee, “everyone” wants a homebirth now! 😉

*I read about this on RA when it popped up in my “homebirth” google alert email.


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