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Home-like birthing rooms are intended to encourage domesticity and naturalness
of birth while limiting use of medical interventions.
Key messages
􀃎 Home-like birth settings are associated with reduced medical interventions
and increased maternal satisfaction.
􀃎 Data may suggest an increased risk of perinatal mortality.
􀃎 Further well-conducted trials are warranted to determine the impact of
home-like settings on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality,
women´s preferences and health costs.


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