…or at least home birth midwives must think it is, because they seem to have such difficulty with it.
MANA (midwives association of north america) had a voluntary survey to collect outcome data. They found a death rate for HBAC (home birth after cesarean) of 5/1000, which is much much higher than comparable hospital birth. MANA did not understand that this is equivalent to 1/200, and denied it when it was pointed out to them. Here is what MANA had to say on their facebook page:
…[I]t does show a combined 5 deaths of 1000 (which is not the same as 1 in 200, since 1000 subjects were necessary to find those 5 deaths).
They deleted the post instead of correcting their error. Typical.