The researchers compared outcomes in the planned home birth group with those of two groups of women who met eligibility requirements for home birth but planned to give birth in hospitals instead. One of the two comparison cohorts had planned hospital births with midwives (n=4752); the other with physicians (n=5331).Now that changes things! I was wrong in my last post. Apparently they did weed out the high risk women!
So... go read the rest of Amy Romano's post. Great info in there. Thanks, Amy!