What do you say to people when you line up all the research that defends the safety of homebirth, and the person you're talking to says: "well, I heard that if a woman chooses to give birth at home, and then needs to be transferred to the hospital, and the baby dies at the hospital, the death counts as a hospital death....so who KNOWS if homebirth is REALLY safe?!?"
Please help me. I don't believe that these perspectives doubting home birth are trully evidenced-based, but I find myself not knowing how to proceed. Does anybody know how these stats are handled? Can anyone cite specific research/studies to help me out? I'm doing graduate studies, so I don't mind looking up a specific article is someone just tells me what it's called, when it was published....I don't mind reading through long articles. I just want to know how to answer this question. Just please throw me some leads. Somebody...anybody...lol...???