This is my first baby. Is home birth right for me?

Sure!  If you are having a low-risk, healthy pregnancy, it doesn’t matter whether you are having your first baby or your tenth.  If you meet the following criteria, then you are probably eligible for a home birth:

  • Is in good physical and mental health
  • Has good nutritional status
  • Has adequate social support before, during and after birth
  • Is socially mature and able to accept responsibility for birth outcome
  • Has a positive emotional environment
  • Has access to childbirth, home birth and breastfeeding education (books, classes)
  • Has access to emergency transportation
  • Has a clean home and birthing room, with electricity, running water and a working telephone
  • Understands that technological intervention is used only when necessary
  • Understands that pain medication will not be used during labor
  • Agrees to transfer to the hospital during labor, birth or postpartum, if necessary

Many of our clients are first-time moms and have beautiful home births.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.