It is well-known by now that it is not the stork who brings the babies. Yet, there is a lot that is still unknown about birth, such as what are the best, most comfortable and safe ways of having a baby? Of course, it depends a lot on the mother, the baby and the circumstances.
Giving birth at home can be a wonderful option. The peace and comfort of one's own home can be a wonderful place to relax, let go, give birth and have an undisturbed safe experience and a very private welcome for baby.
Most families choose to have a midwife guarding the process of homebirth. There is also an increasing number of families choosing to have the support of a knowlegeable birthkeeper or similarly called wise woman who is not part of the healthcare system imposed by the state and the pharmaceutical industry and therefore free of the state-imposed rules. She only follows her own conscience and the wishes of the self-determined, self-responsible family. After many years as an officially registered midwife, I have chosen this latter path.
There is also a growing number of families considering so-called freebirthing, where they have the baby on their own at home.
If you choose to have an unattended birth, I can help you prepare for that and if you so choose, also be on call for you for questions that might occur during labour and birth and afterwards.
You can find out more about the services I offer here.