GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Home Birth Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In 2019, 1.6% of all births in the U.S. occurred at home, an increase from 1.0% in 2004."

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"In the UK, 2.1% of births occurred at home in 2019."

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"Home births result in very low rates of interventions compared to hospital births. Interventions occurring less than 10% of the time."

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"Less than 1% of births in Australia were home births in 2016."

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"A review of 500,000 births in the Northern Netherlands found that planned home birth did not increase perinatal morbidity and mortality."

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"From 1990–2009, home birth in the U.S. rose by 41%."

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"70% of planned home births result in a natural vaginal birth."

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"The risk of newborn mortality is 3.9 per 1,000 for planned home births."

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"Women who planned a home birth had significantly fewer maternal interventions including epidural, electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, episiotomy, and operative delivery."

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"95% of women who experienced a home birth reported feeling very positively about the experience."

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"There has been an 11% decrease in home births in England since 2008."

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"In 2017, a national U.S. survey found that most (59.4%) home births were planned."

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"While 36% of all U.S. births were by Cesarean delivery, only 5.2% of home births were."

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"In Canada, 1.9% of all births in 2019 were home births."

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"99% of U.S. home births are live births."

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"The likelihood of preterm birth is 50% lower in planned home births than in planned hospital births."

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"About 10% of home births in US are by mothers aged 35 and over."

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"A study in 2020 showed women are four times less likely to have a cesarean birth if they plan a home birth."

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