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Before I begin talking about this issue, here is a link to an article I read today on CNN Health.

Home Births

Having no doctors, drugs and lacerations is the reason people support at-home birth, according to the article.

Opponents, such as the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, say at-home birth could be dangerous for both the mother and the baby, according to the article.

My question: How common is at-home birth in the Crossroads?

"Out-of-hospital births represent about 38,500 of the 4.3 million live U.S. births, making up about 0.90 percent in 2005 and 2006," this according to the CNN article.

The article also states seeing a rise in at-home births.

I'd like to know why and do these statistics hold true for the Crossroads?

I would think not having a hospital bill and giving birth naturally are other reasons for at-home childbirth.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in talking to me about why this method was chosen then e-mail me at jrortega@vicad.com or call me at 361-580-6504.

So what are your thoughts on at-home birth?