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/|
|American Pregnancy Association||http://americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/home-birth/|
|Recommended Reading List ( from Amazon)||http://www.amazon.com/Homebirth-Books/lm/RDWHGMJA1CTZM|