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Planned private homebirth in Victoria 2000–2015: a retrospective cohort study of Victorian perinatal data

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, September 2018
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Title
Planned private homebirth in Victoria 2000–2015: a retrospective cohort study of Victorian perinatal data
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12884-018-1996-6
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Authors

Miranda L. Davies-Tuck, Euan M. Wallace, Mary-Ann Davey, Vickie Veitch, Jeremy Oats

Abstract

The outcomes for planned homebirth in Victoria are unknown. We aimed to compare the rates of outcomes for high risk and low risk women who planned to birth at home compared to those who planned to birth in hospital. We undertook a population based cohort study of all births in Victoria, Australia 2000-2015. Women were defined as being of low or high risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes according to the eligibility criteria for homebirth and either planning to birth at home or in a hospital setting at the at the onset of labour. Rates of perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity as well as obstetric interventions were compared. Three thousand nine hundred forty-five women planned to give birth at home with a privately practising midwife and 829,286 women planned to give birth in a hospital setting. Regardless of risk status, planned homebirth was associated with significantly lower rates of all obstetric interventions and higher rates of spontaneous vaginal birth (p ≤ 0.0001 for all). For low risk women the rates of perinatal mortality were similar (1.6 per 1000 v's 1.7 per 1000; p = 0.90) and overall composite perinatal (3.6% v's 13.4%; p ≤ 0.001) and maternal morbidities (10.7% v's 17.3%; p ≤ 0.001) were significantly lower for those planning a homebirth. Planned homebirth among high risk women was associated with significantly higher rates of perinatal mortality (9.3 per 1000 v's 3.5 per 1000; p = 0.009) but an overall significant decrease in composite perinatal (7.8% v's 16.9%; p ≤ 0.001) and maternal morbidities (16.7% v's 24.6%; p ≤ 0.001). Regardless of risk status, planned homebirth was associated with significantly lower rates of obstetric interventions and combined overall maternal and perinatal morbidities. For low risk women, planned homebirth was also associated with similar risks of perinatal mortality, however for women with recognized risk factors, planned homebirth was associated with significantly higher rates of perinatal mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 32%
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 30 46%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 18%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 15 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 144. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2021.
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#204,365
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#18
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#1
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