Home Birth

Home birth provides:

• safe, familiar and private surroundings for labor and birth

• woman-centered care during pregnancy, labor, and birth

• family-oriented birth with no strangers present

• an opportunity for immediate bonding and breastfeeding

• less disruption and stress for the whole family

• affirmation that birth is a normal and profound life event


Home birth reduces:

• risk of infection

• risks from unnecessary interventions

• maternal morbidity rates from complications and interventions

• risks from errors in hospitals

• interference in bonding and breastfeeding from hospital policies

• risks from poor staffing levels in hospitals

• risks of tampering with the baby



A Safe Birth Begins with Midwifery Lead Care
Safety and midwifery Care.pdf
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A Planned Home Birth is Safe
Safety of Planned Home birth.pdf
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