22 Reasons Why Local Mums are Choosing to Give Birth at Home!

August 29th, 2017

1. Home is where I am most comfortable

2. I didn’t have to worry about the pool not being available

3. I could do as I pleased

4. I didn’t have to travel whilst in labour

5. My husband/partner wouldn’t have to leave me at night

6. I could have a hands off birth if I wished

7. I didn’t have to worry about child care

8. I could have who I liked there

9. The hospital doesn’t provide a natural environment

10. Hospitals are for illness or emergencies not normal birth

11. I wouldn’t have to worry about getting my own room / staffing issues

12 I had never been a patient in hospital before.

13. I could have access to real food

14. I could have an independent midwife

15. I could involve my other child/ren

16. I was worried about the labour being too quick to get to hospital

17.  I knew it was the safest place

18. I worked at the hospital and knew too many people!

19. I’m vegan so could actually have food at home

20. I’ve had 2 babies without pain relief so thought I would try at home

21. I am scared of hospitals, if not ill or visiting someone

22. I had a bad experience during first labour

These reasons are from real home birthing mums and were taken from a poll posted in our Facebook private discussion group

 

 

I often hear ‘A Home Birth? How brave!’ Giving birth at home is not brave. Lets look at how monkey mama does it – a cartoon by Cartoon Kate

August 8th, 2017

I often hear ‘A Home Birth? How brave!’ Giving birth is not brave, it’s normal.

This cartoon about birth explains how the process works and is designed to entertain and to inspire.

Continued at …….. Birth: How monkey mama does it – Cartoon Kate

If you like this please check out the rest of the book ‘Bump – How to make, grow and birth a baby – By Kate Evans