UBC Study Shows Home Births with Midwives are Cheaper than Hospital Births, and Just as Safe for Low-Risk Women

According to a new UBC study, having a planned home birth with a registered midwife can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth, and is just as safe for low-risk births. Researchers from UBC have compared the costs of planned low-risk home births with a midwife to planned hospital births with a midwife or doctor between 2001 and 2004. They followed babies up to one year of age and mothers up to eight weeks post-partum to compare costs.

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