The advent of obstetric medicine has saved many lives. We are grateful to the men and women out there who made a career out of caring for women and babies at risk. We are also grateful to the midwives who have not forgotten that not all women and babies need to be rescued. This is one of the most powerful moments in the life of a family. It can also be one of the most beautiful.
For women who are not at risk for great difficulties at delivery, we can preserve the totality of the birth experience through sound midwifery practice. Contact your local Midwifery Association to determine if a home birth is right for you.