Births started in homes, moved to hospitals and are now moving back to homes, at least in the developed world. More parents are choosing places that aren't hospitals for giving birth — and that presents new risks and complications.
Madeleine Brand has had a long career in public media. Most recently, she was special correspondent for KCET's award-winning nightly news show SoCal Connected. Prior to that, she created and hosted her own daily public radio news show.