The Literature Review assignment measures learning objectives by showing an understanding of Research Methods.
You will need Literature Reviews for a minimum of 5 research studies on your topic ('Home Birth: A Cost-Effective and Safe Choice'). For each: Specify the research question, sample size, data collection and analysis, and results. Remember, this is a literature review and must in narrative form.
The Literature review of Five Scholarly Journal Articles on "Home Birth" should be focused on home births in the United States. (Two articles may come from high-resource countries such as; UK, Australia, etc. [not small, less resource-intensive) if they are current, and pertain to the Topic noted above.
The review should be regarding:
2. Safety of home birth.

Research question:
Is giving birth at home a safe and less costly alternative to hospital births?
Use the question and respond with hypothesis.

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Background: Many women are choosing home births for their babies, even when a hospital birth is an option. Safety for herself and her baby is likely a primary concern of most mothers; this warrants the question of whether one method, home birth or hospital birth, is safer than the other. At face value, it seems that cost may also be a consideration when electing to give birth at home rather than in a hospital.   

Article 1
According to this study, approximately 1 percent of American women give birth at home. The primary aim of this research was to describe the reasons that these women choose home birth. The researchers used a secondary analysis of previously collected data to qualitatively explore the reasons for choosing home births.
Data from sample of 160 women, living in the United States, who had planned a home birth at least once was obtained via an online survey. Participants were predominately married (91%), white (87%), and college educated (62%). Their responses to one essay question: “Why did you choose home birth?” were analyzed for content. The resulting 508 separate statements were coded and categorized into 26 common themes.   
Among those 26 themes, the researchers identified the five most common reasons the participants offered for choosing home birth: safety (n = 38), avoidance of...
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