baby in diapersThe number of home births in the U.S. increased by 20 percent over four years, researchers have found.

After a gradual decline from 1990 to 2004, there were 28,357 home births in 2008 — the highest proportion since 1990, the study in Friday’s online issue of the medical journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care showed.

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