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Sample list of home birth supplies

Wondering what types of things you might need to purchase for a home birth?  Often, midwives have a prepared list of supplies you will be expected to provide.  Sometimes the midwife has already prepared birth kits, or arranged with a supplier, to allow you to purchase the full kit at once. Supply lists vary, but …

Is home birth a safe option?

Overall, homebirth is safe. In some regards it is actually safer than a hospital birth. However, in asking if it is safe, there is a hidden assumption that non-homebirths are the safety standard. It is interesting to note that no study has ever shown hospital births to be safer than homebirth. Here are some studies …