AAP Issues Policy on Home Births
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is concerned with the welfare of children all throughout the United States. That is why the academy recently released a policy regarding home births. Many individuals decide they want to have their child in their own home. Sometimes this is because of a religious preference, and other times it is because a mother wants to be traditional or wants to avoid medications that are unnecessary. Yet with a few mistakes, home births can result in disaster. When untrained individuals are delivering a baby, a simple mistake can lead to a lifetime of disability or injury.