Thursday, 6 June 2013

International Homebirth Day - 6th June 2013
So today 6th June, is International Homebirth Day. I think we (midwives, women, and the community) all need reminding sometimes that birth is fundamentally a safe, natural process best left alone and quietly supported. The safest place to birth is often where the women feels safest and supported, and for a number of women this is at home.
Some women you may know that have birthed at home (or planned to) include:

▪The Queen - had 4 babies at home, aka Buckingham Palace
▪Ricki Lake – check out her documentary The Business of Being Born, which includes footage of her homebirth
▪Danni Minogue – transferred
▪Alyson Hannigan
Alanis Morrisette
Gisele B√ľndchen 
Demi Moore
Julianne Moore
Pamela Anderson
Meryl Streep
Joely Fisher
Jennifer Connelly
Cindy Crawford
Nelly Furtado
Felicity Huffman
Pink – transferred
▪Davina McCall
▪Charlotte Church

Just to name a few. Depending on your age and where your family is from, you may find your Mum, Grandmum or Great-Grandmum was born at home. 

It is our responsibility to ensure that all women have access to choose safe, homebirth care provided by an expert Midwife.


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