Home birth

Where you decide to give birth affects your experience. This article discusses the options available including giving birth at home, at a birth centre or at a hospital.
Find out about the birth choices available in your area in the UK. This tool gives you options and information so you can choose where you would like to have your baby.
There are pros and cons to giving birth at home. Here we answer common questions about the advantages and disadvantages of home birth to help you make an informed decision.
This article looks at how to arrange a home birth through NHS midwives, your GP or with an independent midwife. They can also help you plan if you are giving birth at home.
Here we provide information on home birth preparation including the supplies you may need, as well as general advice on using a birth pool.
Midwives usually provide care and support for women who plan a home birth, but there are other options available.
This article discusses how to help your partner feel confident about a home birth if they have uncertainties or concerns about you giving birth at home.
Here we look at research surrounding home birth (specifically the Birthplace Study 2011) including information about safety, benefits and risks for women and their babies.
Most women who choose VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) have a successful birth. This article describes what happens, providing information about induction and C-sections.
When it comes to home birth, the concerns over the risk of a medical emergency can put some people off. Here are the facts about home birth when complications arise.
Preparing older siblings for a home birth and considering the practicalities is important. This article covers the care of other children at a home birth
What’s the best way to arrange to use a birthing pool in labour? Read for more information on water birth and organising to use or hire a birth pool.