Home births double in ČR

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... 419 out the 117,000 new-born babies were born outside maternity clinics in 2009, whereby the figure doubled in the past five years in the Czech Republic ...

The long-term average was 200 annually for decades, the data show.

The biggest figure, 151, was recorded in Prague in 2009.

The number of births executed by midwives is on the rise as well.

... Dvorak said despite the growing number of births in a different than "impersonal environment of maternity clinic," 400 births were not a significant part of the total 100,000 ...

Home birth isn't going to go away. It will always be a preference for some women and we ought to make sure that women can access safe homebirth services with access to hospitals if needed.