Birth Planning

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

Birth Planning

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

Birth Planning

What is different about planning a home birth?

In some ways, planning for a homebirth will be easier than planning for a hospital birth. In other ways, it will be more difficult or involved. It depends on where you live, the resources available to you and your overall health. If