Women should be warned that babies born at home have a higher risk of dying, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has warned.

Its guidance suggests women be reassured that the risk of their baby dying during childbirth is low wherever they are born - 5.1 deaths per 1,000 births - but risks are higher if serious complications occur at home.

Read the guidance here

Women should be warned that babies born at home have a higher risk of dying, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has warned.

Its guidance suggests women be reassured that the risk of their baby dying during childbirth is low wherever they are born - 5.1 deaths per 1,000 births - but risks are higher if serious complications occur at home.

Read the guidance here