Decline in home births associated with faster increase in trend of postpartum haemorrhage and manual removal of the placenta

Anna E. Seijmonsbergen-Schermers*, Lilian L. Peters, Suze Jans, Corine J. Verhoeven, Ank de Jonge

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Abstract

In this study we explored the relationship between home birth rates and increasing rates of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and manual removal of the placenta (MROP). Data were used from the Dutch national perinatal registry (2000–2014) of women in midwife-led care. Adjusting for place of birth flattened the increasing trends of PPH and MROP. By adjusting for place of birth, the rising trend of MROP among multiparous women disappeared. This suggests that if home birth rates had not declined, PPH and MROP rates might not have increased as much. This study supports policies of enabling women to choose home births.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100974
Number of pages3
JournalSexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2024

Keywords

  • Home birth
  • Manual removal of the placenta
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Trends

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