Home births are selected by women in the U.S. for a variety of reasons that may include, a preference for less medical intervention, a location preference, cost, and a cultural or religious preference. In general, home births are not very common in the U.S. Home birth was one of the least common birthing characteristics among mothers in 2019.
Generally, births in the U.S. have been on the decline in recent years. Mothers that give birth have different characteristics. Mothers aged 20 to 34 years have the highest birth rate among all mothers in the U.S. Likewise, mothers of Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander origin had higher birth rates than mothers of other ethnicities. Family size and income also have an impact on birth rate. Households with an income under 10,000 U.S. dollars have a higher birth rate than higher household income brackets.