Choosing your care provider and where to give birth are big decisions. This decision should be made with research and communication. Home birth is a very satisfying, safe and healthy option for low risk mothers. Below you will find some questions to ask yourself as well as questions to ask me or other care providers you are interviewing. You can review some of the studies done on home birth as well. You can schedule a free consultation with Kim to talk more about your options.
If you aren’t excited then keep searching, because birth is supposed to be something you can’t wait to do, something you go into with support, love, compassion, trust, and excitement.
I have spent many years as a doula and midwife. I have witnessed birth in different ways. Beautiful and supported births can happen in the hospital as well as home, but options can be limited in a hospital setting. I have come to realize that even though home birth is what I needed and wanted it is not for everyone. As long as a woman feels supported, claims her birth and makes her choices then it can be a satisfying birth experience.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. -Barbara Katz Rothman