Summary: Based on retrospective data, planned home birth may be associated with reduced risks for assisted or operative vaginal delivery, epidural analgesia, episiotomy, anal sphincter tears, dystocia, and postpartum hemorrhage; without any increase in perinatal or neonatal mortality.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23182447/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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