QUOTEWIZARD (WEHT) – According to QuoteWizard’s findings, more women are choosing to give birth at home, especially since the start of the pandemic.

According to QuoteWizard’s findings, the number of women giving birth at home increased by 22% during the first year of the pandemic. QuoteWizard says that home births remained relatively steady during the first three months of 2020 before rising quickly starting in April. The reason for this, according to QuoteWizard, is directly due to concerns over getting COVID-19 at the hospital, hospital lockdowns and fears of family separation.

In Kentucky, that number was 21%, Indiana’s number was 17%, and Illinois came in at 29%. The full report can be found here.