The Safety of Homebirth
Many people wonder if homebirth is a safe option.
The evidence seems to be clear that for women who are low
risk, healthy, and having consistent prenatal care with
trained, skilled midwives that outcomes are better for
mother and baby at home.
One of the main factors that makes homebirth safe is
when midwives can work in collaboration with obstetricians
and other health care professionals.
The midwife is well trained in what is normal, and when
things look outside the scope of normal, she can consult
and transfer care for women and babies who would be better
cared for in the hospital.
Studies and articles about the safety of homebirth: