Hospitals across the country are suspending their homebirth services
… which forces women to either pay for an independent midwife if they want a homebirth, move to another area, or give birth unassisted
… or go back to give birth in the same hospitals where they may have already suffered birth trauma and interventions that might have been avoided
… and every woman should be able to determine for herself what setting feels like the right place for her to labour, give birth and spend the first precious hours and days with her baby - not have the choice made by others
and why Birthplace really does matter not just to mums and their babies but to dads, siblings and the wider family too
Find out what Janet Balaskas (Founder of Active Birth Movement), Prof. Soo Downe (OBE) , Beverley Beech (AIMS), Virginia Howes (ITV's 'Home Delivery' Midwife) and others had to say....
Birth at home used to be a risky business, but in 2015, we have never had it so good. In many ways, it has never been safer for a woman to give birth at home than here in the UK in 2015. Why?