Category Archives: outcomes

The 13th Report of the Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of Western Australia for Deaths in the Triennium 2005–07

The 13th Report of the Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of Western Australia for Deaths in the Triennium 2005–07 Bottom Line:  homebirth QUADRUPLED the risk of perinatal death compared to hospital birth and dramatically increased the risk of death at every level, from stillbirth to infant death. Risk of death from hypoxia is a shocking…

Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia

Bottom Line: planned homebirth has a perinatal mortality rate more than 17X higher than comparable risk hospital birth in South Australia. The report, Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2009 analyzes all birth statistics from South Australia, including according to place of birth.  Those numbers are as follows: More information and analysis of these numbers is found here.  …