Homebirth

Homebirth

Choosing Homebirth

  • Homebirth is a safe option for women who are experiencing healthy, low-risk pregnancies.
  • Laboring at home promotes comfort, relaxation, and surrender, facilitating the natural processes of labor and birth.
  • Homebirth allows your labor to unfold organically, without intervention or interruption.
  • With a midwife you benefit from continuity of care and from knowing the person who will attend you in labor and in birth.
  • Midwives offer continuous labor support, ensuring that you feel safe, heard, guided, and encouraged in labor.
  • Homebirth allows you to move around, change positions, take a shower, labor and birth in water, be outside, eat and drink freely while in labor.
  • Homebirth facilitates immediate holding and bonding with your baby and eases the transition of breastfeeding.

Articles
Candles Not Required
Man of the Birth Hour
Midwifery’s Renaissance

Research
Fact Sheet on Homebirth Study
Outcomes of planned home births with cpms: large prospective study in North America
Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician PDF

Homebirth