There are many advantages for both mother, child, and partner in giving birth at home. Here are 8 of the good reasons why we love home births at Homeborn - but the list is by no means exhaustive!
No car ride
A car ride with contractions can be uncomfortable - Instead, the midwife comes to you. This can be an advantage, as the body often tries to decrease contractions during transport. It is known that contractions often decrease when you arrive at the hospital.
The instinctual feeling of safety is higher at home - The birth can be more successful if you feel safe in your own home, and safety is a significant factor for a good birth experience.
Oxytocin - the love hormone
Oxytocin levels are higher at home - The hormone oxytocin is responsible for contractions, and the level of this hormone increases in calm and safe environments.
At a home birth, you are on home ground - You will feel more comfortable in your own home, and it can make waiting easier to manage.
Midwife is with you
The midwife is always close - When giving birth at home, the midwife is only available to you and is never away from the room.
Siblings can participate
Better opportunity for siblings to participate in the birth - Home birth provides more significant opportunities for siblings to participate on their own terms and in their familiar surroundings.
No car ride home either!
You avoid the trip home after the birth - You and the newborn have a peaceful start, where you can stay in your own bed and avoid driving around in a car after giving birth.
Faster breastfeeding establishment
Breastfeeding establishment - There is much evidence that breastfeeding is established faster and more smoothly in home births.