Home birth workshops
Home birth is amazing! It is a sensible and safe choice.
Does home birth appeal to you, but you are just not sure you know enough about it?
Perhaps you'd love a home birth but your other half needs a bit more convincing?
Would you like to know the stats on safety and transfers, and the practicalities of home birth, such as how messy is it, and who cleans it up?
Join me for this workshop, where I will bust some myths, analyse the research, spell out the necessaries you need to get in, and guide you in how to arrange your home birth even if it is outside guidelines.
I will also run through some of the most common curve balls you might want to be prepared for, and what your options are.
I have had four of my five children at home. I ran the home birth group in my area for many years, and have just set one up again after a break. I also have attended home births as a doula, including transfers. I have been to home birth conferences, and spoken to many midwives, and some obstetricians, about home birth over the years.
I think home birth is amazing. Totally different to being in hospital. My experience of supporting births in home and at hospital has made me even more passionate about home birth. Home birth is great for babies, great for women, great for their partners, and great for midwives.
Current national maternity guidelines recommend home birth or birth centre for all low risk women. Recent research has shown higher risk women and babies could also benefit from out of hospital birth.
Check my home birth info page for all the stats, articles, and links.
Download my home birth webinar or my home birth facts for partners.
Join my home birth facebook group.
Check out my shop for birth pool hire and other useful bits.
Download my tips for water birth.
This workshop is for those planning home birth and for those who want to explore this option before making a decision about place of birth.
"We attended the home birth workshop run by Catherine and found it informative and relaxed. We went on to have a successful home birth and felt confident doing so."