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Preparing for a homebirth

  • Find a midwife who is skilled and is confident and experienced in homebirth, someone you feel that you can connect with.

  • Receive appropriate prenatal care

  • Eat healthy and exercise so that your weight gain is adequate, this helps in avoiding high blood pressure and other complications during pregnancy

  • Consider joining a yoga class and getting adjusted by a chiropractor who specializes in pregnancy

  • Inform yourself through reading, attending classes, watching videos and other resources

  • Join the homebirth community on Facebook, attend a local homebirth meeting in your area.

  • Plan to have an adequate support system in place during labor and the postpartum period. Consider hiring a doula for extra support.