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Home births up 20%, driven by natural birth subculture
USA Today

Home births rose 20% over four years, government figures show, reflecting what experts say is a small subculture among white women toward natural birth. Fewer than 1% of U.S. births occur at home. But the proportion is clearly going up, study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The new figures are for 2004 to 2008. Home births had been declining from 1990 to 2004.