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Homebirth

Homebirth can be brilliant option for some parents – calm, undisturbed, familiar and relaxed with a midwife coming to you. It’s about dedicated one-to-one care throughout labour and birth which reduces complications and the need for interventions. The latest research also finds that planned homebirth for women & babies who are healthy and considered low risk is as safe as being in hospital. Even if you aren’t considered low risk, you can still opt for a homebirth – it depends what the issues are and, therefore, what the risks are. Talk to your community midwife about it, do some reading and ask some questions to gather more knowledge so you can work out if it is the right choice for you. And there’s no rush to make a decision, you can decide to birth at home well into your third trimester. Going into hospital:About 45% of first time mums transfer into hospital during labour (but 55% do not!) while only 12% of second time mums transfer into hospital. The main reasons for transfer are not …