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Some pregnant people want to switch to a home birth as the coronavirus spreads, but midwives warn a sudden change in plans could be risky

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a top priority for hospitals, pregnant people are becoming anxious about their ability to give birth on their own terms, with their partners or a support person present.
Some are also concerned about protecting their babies-to-be from the coronavirus in hospitals which are dealing with coronavirus patients.
As a result, midwives say they are seeing an insurmountable rise in requests from to help people switch from hospital births to home births on very short notice.
But midwives told Business Insider that suddenly switching your birth plan could...
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