How do I help my family understand why I’m having a home birth?

This is a question I get a lot as a midwife: “How can I help my family understand why I’m having a home birth?” or My parents are not supporting our decision to have a home birth. Do you have any information I can share with them about home birth safety?”

Yes! Yes I do. I’m happy to share study after study showing how home birth for low risk women is as safe or safer than hospital birth, when attended by a skilled midwife. However, some people prefer a visual experience. For them (and everybody actually), I recommend they see this video which presents true, real life information about how the current “birth care” system is broken and how midwives are one of the ways to fix that.

The video is a half hour long, so pour yourself a cuppa or watch and listen from your phone while you prepare dinner tonight. Do yourself a favor and find the time to watch this presentation and share it with your friends and family.

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