My doctor says that homebirths are dangerous and that I will put my baby's life at risk if I choose to have one. Is this accurate?

This is a very controversial question, and despite views being polarized, there is no good evidence either way for 'low risk' pregnancies. One thing everyone is agreed on, though, is if you have any risk factors for example high blood pressure, previous Caesarean, predicted small baby, severe anaemia, then a hospital birth is definitely safer. If need arose, a Caesarean can be done within half an hour in most hospitals. If you're at home, then an hour or two to get to hospital, be assessed and go ahead with a Caesarean would be the norm.
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