Ask the Midwife: Can all women have a homebirth and do you encourage all women to do so?
First and foremost, I believe in a woman’s right to be empowered, informed and supported in however she chooses to birth.
Now, I promote a homebirth model of care. This means that we support physiologic birth without disturbance when all is well; we do things as naturally and holistically as possible, without intervention unless medically necessary. The care is sensitive, kind, personalized, family centered and evidence based. The setting is as close to home as a woman desires, and most importantly, a woman feels supported, heard, and her choices respected.