out-of-hospital birth


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out-of-hospital birth

A birth that takes place in a setting where is no access to anesthesia or surgery, e.g. in the home, at a birthing center, or in a hospital without operating capabilities. Many out-of-hospital births are managed by midwives.
See also: birth
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This selection process may be crucial for achieving good outcomes of out-of-hospital birth.
So maybe the "shortcomings" of an out-of-hospital birth were a great part of the secret to success.
Both the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Public Health Association support the practice of out-of-hospital birth, both at home and in non-hospital birth centers.
We started in December 2002 and since that time, we have covered topics such as 'how to run a birth house successfully', 'safe out-of-hospital birth', 'risk at birth', and 'transferring theoretical knowledge into practice'.
The World Health Organization recommends that national maternity policies reflect a preference for midwife-supported, planned out-of-hospital birth, and a November 1996 study in the British Medical Journal verified that planned home birth is a safe option for women with healthy pregnancies.
The 1994 out-of-hospital birth rate was unchanged from 1975: one percent.
As with CNM programs, out-of-hospital birth experience is not required.
In America today, a minority of people elect an out-of-hospital birth either in a birth center or at home attended by a midwife.