In England and America, more women choosing home-birth

In America, where we pay for our own health insurance and health care, there is this story from Utah, which looks at economics as one reason for the increase in women choosing to give birth at home. (For those of you in Utah, you may be particularly interested in the chart showing the average hospital-birth cost by hospital.)

And in England, where everyone pays for everybody’s health insurance and health care (it’s by “the government” which is, of course, funded by taxes), comes this story, which shows a large percentage increase over former years, but still less than 2% of all births.

2 Responses

  1. the first link takes you to “article no longer available.”
    bummer!

    • Yeah, bummer, because it was a pretty long article. I found a similar one (probably from the same news feed), but shorter, so fixed the link. I had read the article a while ago, and just assumed it would still be current. Guess I was wrong! Won’t be the first time nor the last time, I’m sure.🙂

      Thanks for letting me know about the problem!

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