Having your baby at home

Please find below a list of recommended reading, links to resources and other useful information, if you are planning on having your baby at home.

Homebirth Reference Site  http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ 
NICE National Institute for Health & Care Excellence ClinicalGuideline (CG) Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (CG190) http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190/ifp/chapter/Choosing-where-to-have-your-baby 

Birthplace study – key findings

The Birthplace national cohort study was designed to answer questions about the risks and benefits of giving birth in different settings, focusing in particular on birth outcomes in healthy women with straightforward pregnancies who are at ‘low risk’ of complications.

The study collected data on care in labour, delivery and birth outcomes for the mother and baby for over 64,000 ‘low risk’ births in England including nearly 17,000 planned ‘low risk’ home births, 28,000 planned ‘low risk’ midwifery unit births (AMUs and FMUs) and nearly 20,000 planned ‘low risk’ obstetric unit births.

Association for Improvements for Maternity Services (AIMS) http://www.aims.org.uk/


NHS Choices – Where to give birth – the options  http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/where-can-i-give-birth.aspx#close 
Which? Birth Choice offers comparison of place of birth, including at home,  http://www.which.co.uk/birth-choice/environments/home 
Homebirth Association New Zealand http://homebirth.org.nz/ 
Homebirth Australia  http://homebirthaustralia.org/ 
American Pregnancy Association  http://americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/home-birth/ 
Recommended Reading List ( from Amazon)  http://www.amazon.com/Homebirth-Books/lm/RDWHGMJA1CTZM 

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