Goodbye hospital waiting rooms, hello living room!
Home births have risen by 20% over the last four years as a subculture of predominantly white women who would rather skip the hospital visit grows.
Still, less than 1% of US births happen at home.
Said the lead author of the study, Marian MacDorman:
"I think there's more of a natural birth subculture going on with white women — an interest in a low-intervention birth in a familiar setting."
Some states had a much higher rate than others. Montana, Vermont and Oregon had the most home births — about 1 in 50.
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