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Alligators, hospital birth and other urban legends.
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PMID:  22550002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The belief that hospital birth for low risk pregnancies has better outcomes than planned, attended homebirth is an urban legend. The choice of low-risk women to deliver in hospital is a result of the dominant and irrational human propensities to gossip, to follow the crowd and to cling to irrational hope. Rational analysis shows that planned homebirth with experienced trained attendants has the best outcomes for both mother and newborn for low risk pregnancy.
Judy Slome Cohain
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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