The best tool you can have going into your birth is an opportunity to make educated decisions. We hope that this list of resources can aid you in your decision process. Please contact us if you'd like to further discuss your choices and options to help you get all the information you need to make your best choice.
Home Birth Documentaries
Voice of America Home Birth Profile
Why Not Home? The surprising birth choices of doctors and nurses
The Business of Being Born and More Business of Being Born
Evidence on the Safety of Home Birth
International Systematic Review, 2019
International Systematic Review, 2018
Birth place in England Study, 2011
The Experience of Home Birth
Women’s views and experiences of publicly-funded homebirth programs in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional survey
Creating a positive perception of childbirth experience
Birth Satisfaction Scale on Planned Homebirths in the USA
Pregnancy and Birth Preparation Books
The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home
Ina May’s Guide to Child Birth
Pregnancy and Birth Online Resources and Organizations
The Unnecesarean - Discusses issues around the alarming cesarean rate.
Cesarean Rates : A state by state compilation of hospital C-section rates by passionate maternity rights advocate Jill Arnold. If you're going the hospital route do your research and choose your hospital wisely.
The Midwives Alliance of North America - Information about midwifery and Certified Professional Midwives
Safe Home Birth - How hospitals in Portland Oregon are working to make home birth safer and hospital birth more acceptable, unlike most hospitals in the US.
Home Birth Summit - An organization working to make home birth a mainstream choice.