Home Birth






Where you choose to give birth is a very individual decision. While many parents feel more comfortable giving birth in a hospital, some women and parents feel safest and most comfortable at home. Home birth is an option for most women with healthy, low-risk pregnancies. Your partner's support, and the location and suitability of your home is also important.


One of the advantages of having a home birth is that you are more able to take advantage of using a tub or birthing pool for your labour.  Immersion in warm water has been shown to be very effective in relieving pain.  Some call it 'the midwife's epidural'.  You can also give birth in a tub or pool at home. 

Parents considering home birth need to be aware of the additional responsibilities they assume when they make the decision to birth at home.  They also need to know what equipment their midwives carry, what they can and cannot do in the home environment, and what will happen in the event of an emergency.  

If you are considering home birth, please take a look at the attachments below.  

In particular, Registered Midwives are required to provide parents who are choosing a home birth with access to the BC College of Midwives document on place of birth.  You will find this below under CMBC Place of Birth Handbook.  This booklet also contains a list of the supplies you may need for a home birth. 

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Jules Atkins,
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