In an immensely interesting disclosure, the Federal Government on Thursday released stats related to the number of home birth that took place in all over the nation. The reports have certainly stunned all and sundry as they have clearly revealed a significant resurgence in the number of home births taking place in the United States.
Around 100 years back, the majority of births used to take place at home while a handful of people went to doctors for delivery, mostly when the delivery had extreme complications. But over a period of time, it seems like medical science has been successful in spiking up the level of awareness and craftiness among people by making them aware about the pros and cons of giving birth at home. As a result of the same, there has been a steady decline in the number of births taking place at homes, and it fell down considerably to less than 1% of all deliveries recorded by the year 1969. Later in 2004, it further sprawled out to a mere 0.5%.
But still, the period after 2004, between 2004 and 2009 to be precise, there has been a steep increase in the number of births taking place at home, marking an increase of around 29% from during the said time-frame.
The stats have been based on data revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Earlier during the year 2009, the latest year in terms of data available for the number of home births, it has been revealed that around 0.72% of all births recorded during the year were done at home. The practice is especially notable amid white women. Home deliveries amid the said group have increased extensively over a period of time, thereby marking an escalation of more than 36% since the year 2004. In addition, it has also stood in favor of around 1 percent of the total births that took place in the year 2009. People must become aware about the harmful consequences of delivering at home, and must seek medical assistance for the said purpose.