Homebirth is...
  • A belief that pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy events in a woman's life and that most births can occur in  the warm familiar home environment.
  • A personal decision for women who want to assume control of their birth experience.
  • An agreement between a midwife and a woman that commits both to active and informed involvement in all aspects of prenatal care, the birth and postpartum follow-up.
  • A commitment to bringing healthy babies into this world with a minimum of medical interventions and without the use of drugs.