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i. Low risk births can be identified at any stage of gestation, however in the Janssen et al study, 3.6% of homebirths had to call for emergency transports in spite of the application of the following exclusion criteria including multiple birth, heart disease, hypertensive chronic renal disease, pregnancy induced hypertension with protein uria, insulin dependant diabetes, antepartum hemmorhage after 20 weeks gestation, active general herpes, breech or abnormal presentation, gestational age of less than 30 weeks or greater than 41 weeks at the onset of labour, more than one previous cesarian section, and mother transferred to hospital from another health care facility. (Janssen et al.)
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