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The big transition from home-births to hospital-births began in the mid-1960s and was largely complete by the mid-1970s. This is illustrated by the graph below: (Click to enlarge) Source: Percentage of maternities taking place at home, England and Wales, 1955–2006, from Andrea Nove, Ann Berrington and Zoë Matthews: Home births in the UK, 1955 to 2006 ...


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