Birthing Choices: Care Providers & Labor Locations

Home Birth
For centuries women have been having babies in their home. Many feel more comfortable and relaxed when birthing in their own environment, but with this freedom also comes extra responsibilities. Families wanting to birth at home need to be well educated on possible problems that can arise and be open to the option of transporting to the hospital in case of a complication. Midwives are the main care providers for home births. Home births are recommended for women with low risk pregnancies and no labor complications. Many women who want no interventions and a very family centered birth, choose to have a home birth.

Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association.