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A celebration of homebirths

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) hosted a ‘homebirth celebration’ to raise awareness of homebirths as an option for Leeds mums-to-be.

In Leeds, the majority of mums-to-be choose to have their babies in hospital with just a small number opting for a homebirth. However, research suggests that having your baby at home can increase the chances of having a normal birth and reduce the risks of intervention in birth, such as caesarean section, assisted delivery, episiotomy and the need for medicinal pain relief. Continue reading…