At the time of the study, only half of the NHS trusts in England provided women with access to a midwifery unit, and occupancy levels were often low. The findings of the birthplace study may encourage women - particularly women having a second or subsequent baby - to request an 'out of hospital' birth. And the potential for cost savings could make offering women more choice an attractive option for the NHS.
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