A home birth is a birth at a residence, not in a hospital or birthing center.

Is a planned home birth safe?

A home birth is a delivery that takes place at home or in a residence rather than in a hospital or a birth center. While some may think it's a nice idea, how safe is it really? ... read more »

Home-Birth Apgar Scores Too Good to Be True?

A newborn baby's Apgar score provides a quick summary of the health of the child a minute after it's born and again at five minutes. Possible scores range from a low of zero to a high of 10. ... read more »

Water Birth

Water birth is the process of giving birth in water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery. ... read more »

Incomplete Data and Deception in Homebirths

One of the issues in the discussion of homebirths is that data are shown incompletely. If you want to participate in a reasonable discussion of any subject, it is crucial that you consider all facts, not just the ones you choose. ... read more »

The Homebirth debate goes on

There is a lot of debate in the US whether homebirths are safe or not. ... read more »

Informed Consent For a Homebirth

Informed Consent For a Homebirth ... read more »

My Home Birth Midwife Said What?!?

This here is a list of expressions spoken by home birth midwives Send in your submissions to [email protected]. ... read more »

Should you do a labor induction at home?

A labor induction is usually defined as a process to soften and open the cervix and get a pregnant woman into labor. ... read more »

A Wonderful Hospital Births Following A Home Birth

This is a wonderful hospital birth after previously having had a home birth. It happens all the time. ... read more »

Homebirth on the Prairie

Homebirth story as told by comedian Patton Oswalt. ... read more »

Homebirths and Midwives in Europe versus United States

It's impossible to take statistics from homebirths in England or The Netherlands and then conclude a homebirth is safe in the United States. ... read more »