Home Births

The Belgium radio station RTBF is covering a debate within the Netherlands that was highly publicized at the end of 2009:

Will the Dutch system move towards a more medicalised treatment of pregnancy and child birth?

30% of women in the Netherlands give birth at home, the highest percentage of home births in industrialised countries (this figure is no higher than 2% in France, Belgium or Germany), while the infant mortality rate in the Netherlands is also one of the highest in Europe. To talk about this topic Sonia Johnson has met with Michelle Ten Berg for an interview.

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