The pregnant women have several options where to have their baby. Birth options include assisted delivery at home, in a birth center, or in a hospital. Most women choose to deliver in a hospital setting and some women are choosing home births.
Home delivery is as safe as a hospital delivery for women who have uncomplicated pregnancies. If you're healthy, have a normal obstetric and medical history and haven't had a previous c-section, home birth may be an option for you. If you want a home birth, be sure to find a licensed midwife who is affiliated with a backup physician and a nearby hospital in case anything goes wrong. The advantages of home delivery include the familiar and comforting setting of the home, the important role given to the father, faster recovery than hospital births. For home delivery by mid-wife three things are necessary: clean chord, clean hand, and clean room.