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Trend of home births grows in Utah, experts say

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-06 19:17:01-05

In the early 1900s, nearly all Utah babies were born at home. By 1969, only 1 percent of mothers were doing home births as more went to hospitals to deliver their babies.

The trend is shifting again, experts say.

Lois Bloebaum from the Utah Department of Health and Heather Johnston, a midwife, were in studio Tuesday to discuss a study that showed the change in numbers.

Watch the video above to see the full interview.