There are many different reasons why families choose homebirth. Some are uncomfortable with hospitals and want the comfort of their own homes. Some families have done lots of research and chose this way of birthing because of the safety and control they are able to have in terms of not having strangers at their birth. They feel that their choices will be respected best when they have a well-established relationship with their midwife. For some women, homebirth is just an instinctive choice. They have a great trust in their body's ability to give birth naturally.

Homebirth benefits are:

  • Safe, familiar, and private surrounding for labor and birth
  • Women centered care during pregnancy, labor and birth
  • Family oriented birth with no strangers present
  • An opportunity for immediate bonding and breastfeeding
  • Less disruption and stress for the whole family