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How do I prepare for a home birth?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Be safe first
Make sure you verify the credentials and experience of your midwife.
Understand the different types of midwives and the different levels of training as this can often be confusing. I would recommend you also see a physician to confirm whether or not you are a candidate and to arrange a back up plan. Acog stance on homebirth: http://www.Acog.Org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr01-20-11.Cfm.

In brief: Be safe first
Make sure you verify the credentials and experience of your midwife.
Understand the different types of midwives and the different levels of training as this can often be confusing. I would recommend you also see a physician to confirm whether or not you are a candidate and to arrange a back up plan. Acog stance on homebirth: http://www.Acog.Org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr01-20-11.Cfm.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Why bother
The process is not like planning a wedding or remodeling your bathroom.If you chose this method and things go well you can do so with minimal preparation.
My great grandfather was delivered under such conditions.Nothing else was available. If things start to go wrong you likely won't know until too late. You don't get a do over.

In brief: Why bother
The process is not like planning a wedding or remodeling your bathroom.If you chose this method and things go well you can do so with minimal preparation.
My great grandfather was delivered under such conditions.Nothing else was available. If things start to go wrong you likely won't know until too late. You don't get a do over.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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