Why Homebirth?

Women are becoming increasingly unhappy with their hospital birth experiences as the result of a multitude of factors, in particular the advent of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and the proliferation of intervention that goes with hospital based modern health care.

The Homebirth Choice

The authors discuss the why’s and how’s of homebirth, including a brief history of midwifery, considerations to weigh in deciding on types of midwives and tips on how to choose a midwife. …Anyone considering the profession of midwifery will also find this useful as a general overview of what a midwife does.

Protocols: Standards Meeting Needs

As I define them, protocols are a set of guidelines drawn up by an individual or group which outlines a standard of practice. In my practice as a lay midwife, my protocols are flexible enough to accommodate each situation I meet.