Giving birth at home can be a very fulfilling experience for you and your family.
The information on these pages has been compiled by midwives for women who are planning a home birth and we hope it will answer the questions you may have.
There is a summary of the risk and benefits in the closing pages.
Your community midwife will arrange a visit for you at home or the GP clinic before your baby’s birth to discuss any further questions you may have.
If you would like to meet other women who have given birth at home, you may wish to contact the National Childbirth Trust or the Home Birth Support Group.
First page: Benefits and risks associated with home births