LIVE CHAT:Giving birth at home Women are choosing to birth at home


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Giving birth at home is rapidly becoming a more popular birthing option for families in the United States. Women are choosing to birth at home for all kinds of reasons, including lower rates of intervention and more personalized, holistic care. Although the number of women who actually give birth at home is still very small (less than 2%), home birth has certainly gained a lot of attention (and controversy!) in the last few years. Despite the frenzy, home birth is still an often misunderstood option, rife with stereotypes like doctor-hating hippie parents and chanting, incense-waving midwives. The real story of home birth differs quite a bit from these cliches, though. If you're curious about what it's really like to have a baby in your home, these lesser-known facts about home birth might shed some light on the model, the process, and the experience

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