About homebirth

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About homebirth

For women with normal, low-risk pregnancies, research shows that a planned home birth with a midwife is as safe as a hospital birth. In fact, recent studies show that women under the care of CNMs have substantially lower rates of intervention, including epidural, episiotomy, vacuum extraction, forceps-assisted delivery and cesarean sections. Throughout a woman’s pregnancy her midwife evaluates her well-being and determines if home birth is right for her. Homebirth isn’t always the safest option for all women. Some women have pre-existing conditions that put them in a higher risk group, eliminating the home birth option.