US home births increased in pandemic but are still uncommon


              In this photo provided by Mark Godbolt Jr., his wife, Jade Godbolt gives birth at their Dallas-area home in October 2022. Godbolt, 31, a beauty and lifestyle online content creator, says there were no complications and she and her son are doing well. "I believed that my body could do what it was made to do and I wanted to be in the comfort of my home to do that,'' she said. (Mark Godbolt Jr. via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Mark Godbolt Jr., his wife, Jade Godbolt, nurses her newborn child at their Dallas-area home in October 2022. She and her husband chose a home birth for their third child. Godbolt, 31, says there were no complications and she and her son are doing well. "I believed that my body could do what it was made to do and I wanted to be in the comfort of my home to do that,'' she said. (Mark Godbolt Jr. via AP)