by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #64: Deciding if Home Birth is Right for You and Your Baby
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When I started my podcast I never planned on talking about home birth. Not because I don't support women who plan to have a home birth, but because my expertise lies in hospital births and my work focuses on helping women have a beautiful experience there.
However, in light of the COVID-19 crisis we're experiencing, a lot more women are considering home births rather than going into the hospital, which I completely understand. So, I decided to do an episode that covers statistics about home birth, why some women choose it, and what you should consider when deciding where to give birth.
To be clear, I am talking about planned home births with a birth assistant present, usually a midwife. I do not recommend unplanned or "free births" where there is no trained birth assistant present. That's not safe for mom or baby.
In this episode you'll learn about whether home birth is safe (it is most of the time), who is a good candidate for a home birth, and why you need to have a backup hospital at the ready if you decide to give birth at home.
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Pregnancy, home birth, hospital birth, birth center, midwife