ABOUT HOME BIRTH
Home birth has been repeatedly shown to be a safe option for healthy, low-risk mothers. Women choose home birth for many reasons, including:
Want to see what happens at a home birth? See this awesome fast-motion video made by a home birth dad:
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND HOME BIRTH
Click here to read about a 2014 study about home birth midwifery care and its health outcomes.
Click here to read more about the Midwives' Model of Care, a wellness- and prevention-based way of addressing maternal health.
Click here to read more about the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative, a national movement towards evidence based practices in maternity care. Many of these practices are built-in to home birth midwifery care, like remaining physically active in labor and immediate contact with the baby after birth. However, more and more hospital-based providers are recognizing the value of these evidence-based practices and working to offer that to moms giving birth in the hospital as well.