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Choosing a home birth

Choosing a home birth

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Published by AIMS on behalf of the British Maternity Trust in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed.: 1994.

Statement[edited by] Pat Thomas.
ContributionsThomas, Pat, 1959-, Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services., British Maternity Trust.
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18925433M
ISBN 101874412081

Giving birth at home is a safe and satisfying choice for families who want the best possible start for themselves and their babies. Families who choose homebirth have a much higher chance of enjoying a natural, physiologic birth, and a much lower chance of experiencing unnecessary medical procedures, with outcomes that are just as safe, compared to healthy mothers and .   A source told the authors that Meghan "knew it would be a hospital birth for a few months" despite discussions of home birth early on. "All she cared about was having the baby in the safest way.

A newborn’s eyesight is not fully developed at birth. They see best from about 12 inches, which is perfect if you are holding your child and gazing into his eyes. Here are some additional characteristics to keep in mind when choosing books for babies: Choose small books that are easy for you to hold and turn the page while you are holding. Choosing a place of birth is an important decision as it can profoundly affect woman’s physical and emotional well-being. Some women feel that most safest and comfortable place to give birth is their own home, the place where the baby was conceived as .

Excellent book with very clear, practical advice on everything you need to know to have a satisfying, safe, and natural birth at home. Also included are three birth stories with narratives and pictures. This book, while slightly dated, has greatly increased my knowledge of and confidence in the homebirth option. Highly recommended!/5(16).   Giving birth at home is an exceptionally empowering experience. We can take back birth from The Man. No silly hospital gown is necessary at home. Wear whatever you want, or wear nothing. You don’t need an ID bracelet for the mother or the baby when you birth at home. You can choose the room for your birth, or change rooms in the middle.


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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Why Choose Home Birth. It is concise yet detailed and addresses all of the concerns surrounding the safety of home birth.

Monika also gives great advice on how to choose a midwife - the most important part of the home birth process. I couldn't put the book down when I reached the birth stories section.5/5(11).

Birth Becomes Hers: Choosing Home Birth - Kindle edition by Moore, Bree. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking Choosing a home birth book highlighting while reading Birth Becomes Hers: Choosing Home Birth/5(20).

Excellent details about all aspects of home birth, as well as encouragement for those choosing to birth in hospital settings. The history of home birth is included in a well-researched chapter, which is more comprehensive than other books.

Many empowering stories and details are within.4/4(18). Thirty-five years ago I gave birth to my first baby at home, followed by three more children via three more home births in the ensuing decade.

My four births were beautiful, meaningful, empowering events that supported my smooth transition into natural mothering. Admittedly, this was long before I was a physician. In fact, I was a home birth midwife. We were living on a tiny motor/sailing boat during 8 ½ months of my pregnancy and knew we wanted a homebirth.

We registered with the Barkantine Birth Centre, but were really hoping to move into our new home before the birth of our first child, so we could have a homebirth in a birth. Or perhaps you’d like to read a home birth picture book with your own home birth baby.

My youngest was born at home in just over an hour, and both my girls love hearing about what her home birth was like. Somewhere between % of births in Canada and the US take place outside of a hospital.

That may not sound like much, but that’s still. You can prepare for a planned home birth by: Choosing trained health care providers to assist. Choose a certified nurse-midwife, a certified midwife, a midwife whose education meets specific standards or a doctor practicing obstetrics within an integrated and regulated health system.

Tell your Midwife when you book in with your pregnancy that you’d like a home birth, or at any appointment before 36 weeks. It is around then that they will arrange with you to come and visit you at home to go through the paperwork and discuss some of the issues above.

Kitzinger (The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, LJ 3/1/81; rev. ed.) examines alternatives to hospital births, conceding that this is not the right choice for everyone. She outlines important considerations in choosing a birth setting, then details the process of preparing for birth at home or in a birth s: “The smooth undulating movements of Bellydance for birth aid a woman's ability to deal with her labour in an opening rather than restrictive fashion.

The soothing rocking motions of the circular, figure 8 and spiral movements set the scene for a birthing woman to flow with the natural rhythms of her labouring body - to become connected not. If a home birth is something you’d like to pursue, be sure to choose a trained healthcare provider.

Find a certified nurse-midwife, midwife, or a doctor formally associated with an accredited. A tiny fraction of American women choose home birth, but that number is inching up. And in some social circles it's downright trendy. For 2 more reasons why I'm choosing to have a home birth, visit Babble.

MORE ON BABBLE What a home birth really looks like 25 powerful photos of women giving birth 7 things you should NEVER say to the mom of a newborn What moms really want for Christmas -- from A - Z. Download. Find a pediatrician who will examine the baby within 24 hours of the birth; Benefits.

Home birth may be significantly easier on your bank account. An average uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about 60% less in a home than in a hospital. Home birth. Home births have been slowly on the rise since With more women doing their research, watching documentaries such as The Business of Being Born, and talking to other women about their birth stories, more have been choosing to give birth outside of the hospital.(Of course, this is only recommended to low-risk, healthy women and babies.).

Classes help a couple learn about birth and parenting and can provide a network of new friends and families who are going through the same miraculous process. As a midwife, I make a large library of books and videos available to my families to check out.

Some people are avid researchers and want to know everything. Home birth is not for everyone and not without risk. But if you choose to deliver at home, be sure to do your research and find an experienced, certified midwife. WebMD. In England and Wales, just over 1 in 50 pregnant women give birth at home.

Giving birth is generally safe wherever you choose to have your baby. But for women having their first baby, home birth slightly increases the risk of serious problems for the baby – including death or issues that might affect the baby's quality of life – from 5 in.

The results of this study, and those of its companion article about the development of the MANA Stats registry, confirm the safety and overwhelmingly positive health benefits for low-risk mothers and babies who choose to birth at home with a midwife.

At every step of the way, midwives are providing excellent care. The topics covered in The Birth Book include: * Selecting the right birthing environment and team *preparing physically and emotionally for childbirth *using prenatal tests and technology wisely *defining the father's role *selecting a childbirth class *lessening the discomfort and speeding the process of labor *choosing or avoiding anesthesia Reviews:.

Balaskas, Janet, "Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally," Bardacke, Nancy, "Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond". Block, Jennifer, "Pushed".

Blyth, Jenny, "The Down to Earth Birth Book - A Practical Guide to Natural Childbirth".Excellent details about all aspects of home birth, as well as encouragement for those choosing to birth in hospital settings.

The history of home birth is included in a well-researched chapter, which is more comprehensive than other books. Many empowering stories and details are s: A home birth is a birth that takes place in a residence rather than in a hospital or a birthing may be attended by a midwife, or lay attendant with experience in managing home birth was, until the advent of modern medicine, the de facto method of delivery.

The term was coined in the middle of the 19th century as births began to take place in hospitals.