home birth

HBAC: Having a Home Birth after Cesarean Section

Why are so many moms now opting for a home birth after having a cesarean (HBAC) in a hospital? The reasons are as diverse as there are new mothers. It really comes down to individual choice. » Read more

The 411 on Doulas, Midwives, Home Births and Birth Centers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In the last decade, more and more women in the United States are beginning to take charge of their births. » Read more

Dramatic Increase in Home Births

By JustMommies

According to a new report from the Associated Press, more women are choosing to give birth at home.  The CDC released the results from a new study that found home births have increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S.  » Read more

Study Finds Planned Home Births a Safe Option

By JustMommies

A new study out of Canada reveals that planned home birth, when attended by a registered midwife, is a safe option to hospital birthing, according to Reuters. » Read more

The Pros and Cons to Home Birth

By Maria T. Pepin

As you prepare for birth, one of the choices you will need to make is where to deliver your baby. Women can choose between a hospital, birthing center or the comfort of their own home. It’s a good idea to research each option in advance and make an informed decision. Interestingly, around 16,000 women each year choose to have their baby at home. » Read more