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