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Kerner John MD FACOG; Ferris, Carolyn Bailey RN
Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 1978
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The hospital-based alternative birth center answers the needs of many low-risk patients. At the same time, it provides safety factors that cannot be approached by home delivery. A home-like environment facilitates labor, simplifies delivery, and strengthens the family unit.

Submitted for publication May 14, 1977.

© 1978 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists