Friday, November 25, 2011

15 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Home Birth

Ben just born at home 

"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."
Jane Weideman

15 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Home Birth

1. Your chances of a C-section are greatly reduced with a home birth.
2. It's cheaper- a midwives fee is less costly than a hospital fee. 
3. You don't have to go anywhere.
4. Your home is always more comfortable than a hospital room. 
5. You control the environment. Dim the lights, open a window, light some candles.
6. The hospital is always open 24 hours. So if you need it, it is there.
7. You choose when visitors come.
8. You don't need to be woken up every half hour to have your vital signs checked.
9. You can birth in whatever position you find comfortable.
10. You don't need to wear a hospital gown, you can wear your own clothes.
11. Dads can be more intimately involved in the birth and afterwards.
12. Babies cord is not clamped immediately.
13. Immediate skin to skin for Mom and baby and for however long you like.
14. Sleep in your own comfortable warm bed, with your hubby.
15. You choose who you want at the birth. 

Home Birth is safe, natural and bonding for dad, mom and baby is so much more intimate.

Here are some interesting statistics I found at about home births:

1.Low Rate of Medical Intervention
C-Section - Planned Home Birth: 3.7% Hospital Birth: 19.0%
Episiotomy- Planned Home Birth: 2.1% Hospital Birth: 33.0%
2. Satisfied Moms
Only 1.7% of mom said they would choose a different care provider for a future pregnancy.

What are your thoughts? Where did you give birth? 
Please leave some comments and share your thoughts and insight on this topic.

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I had a planned home birth ( I will share my birth story later), and I am planning on having our second baby boy at my midwives birth center. It is called NOVA Natural Birth Center and here is the website .

Here is a cartoon I found. It is funny and cute. Enjoy!

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face." Eleanor Roosevelt


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