If you're following our new, short little series, we're sharing the ins and outs of different birth settings. Last week, we shared about hospital birth and today we talk about home birth -- what to expect and what's important to know.
Giving Birth at Home
Like the name implies, a home birth offer
Have you ever considered how a birth plan might differ according to where you give birth? Whether it's a home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth, a birth plan serves a similar purpose across the board -- to help you better research and understand your choices, prepare you for different sce
By Jill Christianson
In my career as a birth doula and midwife's assistant, I have attended approximately 70 homebirths. Of those births, not one mother transferred to the hospital because she wanted pain medication. Contrast that with the conversation I had with a labor and delivery nurse at one o
The following is an interview with Courtney Jarecki, co-author of the Homebirth Cesarean project. Courtney also runs a homebirth cesarean support group in Portland, Oregan.
By Jessica English, CD(DONA), LCCE More and more women in the United States (and around the world) are having cesarean births. A recent study from the Yale University of Medicine showed two main reasons for the rise