Assessing Risk and Benefit By Birth Setting Handout

All places of birth carry risks and benefits. Given that there is no risk-free birth setting, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee recognized a birthing person’s right to choose where and with whom they give birth.

This free one page fact sheet summarizes the key maternal and infant outcomes and the values and preferences families balance in their personal decision making.

Developed by the Uplift Lab and Elephant Circle.