Birth Doula Blog
If I could redo my births, I'd do them at home! But alas, I was young and uninformed. It goes like this: You're pregnant, you see an OB, and you deliver at a hospital, right? Well, I sure wish someone had told me I was an excellent candidate for home birth and that I didn't need to be a hippie to give it a try. In fact, home births and the use of midwives are on the rise but only 1% of births are at home.
The benefits of home birth appeal to many first-time and repeat moms, including those seeking to avoid a repeat C-section. But a home birth is not for everyone and it requires more preparation and responsibility from the parents.
No nurse interrupting your laser focus with her monitoring and cervical exams?
No time restraints or restrictions on movement or nourishment?
No nurse waking you every few hours after you've had baby? Trust me, sleep is hella precious after birth!
Less risk of infection and use of forceps and C-section?
SIGN ME UP, LIKE YESTERDAY!
Still unsure? Read on to calm those doubts.