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9 Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering A Home Birth

January 15, 2017

 

 

 

In today's episode we're giving you nine questions to ask yourself to decide whether home birth might be an option for you and your family.

 

This podcast is all about providing resources, stories and empowering around the home birth conversation. We personally chose homebirth to welcome our daughter into the world, but we realize that home birth is not the best option for some families. There are so many factors to take into consideration when making your birth plans. Our number one priority with this show is to help you ask the questions, have access to the resources, and find the information to help you make the best decision for you.

 

This episode was inspired by an article on Fit Pregnancy called "3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving Birth At Home". I read that article and immediately felt there were more things to ask, and felt inspired to record this episode. 

 

These are the 9 questions covered in today's podcast: 

  1. How is your health: physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.?

  2. What’s the most important thing for you to experience during birth? (is home birth a way to have this happen)

  3. Who would you be working with? Midwife, doula, etc.

  4. What does your partner, husband, etc think?

  5. Are you prepared to go “no drugs”?

  6. Costs - insurance vs. out of pocket

  7. What’s the backup plan?

  8. What are your fears around birth?

  9. How much do you trust your body and the process?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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