More and more moms are finding that hospitals are now where they want to be when giving birth. Many of them now have luxury suites for moms to give birth, but it just does not have the comfort level some moms desire. That is why many moms are choosing to homebirth. With home births there does come a long list of pros and cons. Home birthing is definitely not a decision that someone should take lightly. It is a decision that deserves a lot of thought and planning.
Lets first start by covering the epos of home birthing. By giving birth at home you are in an environment that is a lot more relaxing and comfortable for the mom. You can arrange things just the way you like, and be surrounded by your family members. You will also not have the stress of lots of nurses coming to check on you and constantly checking machines, that will only add to your discomfort level. Even though most who choose to home birth have a midwife for some type of trained professional around to help them, it is still more comforting than a doctor or hospital. Many women also just want the opportunity to experience a natural childbirth, without any intervention.
Of course there are also plenty of cons to consider when thinking about home birthing. You will need to first make sure that you are healthy and the baby is healthy. Keeping up with pre-natal care is a must for any expectant mom even if you are planning to homebirth. This will give doctors the opportunity to make sure that the baby is not in distress and that there will be no complications with a home birth. Complications is definitely something that moms who are considering home birthing should think about. It is very possible that something could go wrong. For example the baby could get caught around the umbilical cord, or a slew of other things may go wrong. In some cases the midwife who is present will know what to do. You will also need to have an emergency telephone number on hand in case of a serious problem, so that an ambulance can be called. The biggest fear that many moms have with home birthing are the complication. By getting prenatal care and doing your own personal research on birth you will find yourself a lot more prepared for a home birth.
If after weighing the pros and cons you are still considering a homebirth, be sure to have a plan all laid out. Take a few birthing classes so you will know what to expect. It would also be a good idea to find a midwife who has lots of experience, as well as a friend or family member who has had experience themselves with giving birth. If time is taken for proper planning a home birth can be a truly wonderful experience for all involved.