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Birth centre trials are unreliable

Kathleen M Fahy and Sally Tracy
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (7): 407.

To the Editor: The 2005 Cochrane review Home-like versus conventional institutional settings for birth1 has been cited in the public media to claim that birth centres are less safe than labour wards as there was an increased risk of a baby dying during or immediately after childbirth.2

  • Kathleen M Fahy1
  • Sally Tracy2

  • 1 Faculty of Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.


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