The upshot from a study of more than 75,000 low-risk births is that "childbirth in the United States is very safe regardless of where you decide to do it," says Dr. Michael Greene, who directs obstetrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

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Should More Women Give Birth Outside The Hospital?

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

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The World Health Organization has endorsed waiting to clamp the umbilical cord for at least one minute after a baby is born. Sebastien Desarmaux/Godong/Science Source hide caption

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The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation

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The Odon Device was inspired by a YouTube video about how to remove a cork from the inside of a wine bottle. The Odon Device hide caption

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That's how it's supposed to work. But for most new moms, breast-feeding doesn't come easily, a study finds. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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