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Home Births

Behind The Rise In Alternative Forms Of Childbirth

us news | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

Written by Kristine Crane for U.S. News & World Report. Childbirth is high up on the list of painful human experiences – even with drugs that blo...

Home Births Rising Among White Women, Report Says

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

ATLANTA (AP) — Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new g...

Eco Mom and Health Coach Autumn Bree Fata on Leading a Spectacular Life

Zoe Helene | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Zoe Helene

Autumn expresses her personal-is-political via social media like an artist might explore a new medium or genre (I love her for that!). Friends witnessed her recent pregnancy on Facebook, and little Rain's "Natural Home Birth" album was nothing short of epic.

How to Choose a Birthing Class

Brandy Ferner | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

Just like the millions of parenting choices just around the bend, you can't know beforehand if you're making the right choice. So, what's a parent to do? Open up, get educated, get in tune with yourself and lovingly move forward, knowing you are doing the best you can.

For Baby's Sake, Women Considering Home Birth Must Plan and Heed Health, Safety Issues

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you're a trend-watcher, there's an intriguing statistical uptick that's worth a second glance and it involves women, their health and where they're giving birth.

Atlantic Monthly Gets It All Wrong About Home Birth

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

What if the patient had been his hospital birth patient from the start, and had had this exact same labor?

Share Your Birth Story With HuffPost Parents

Farah L. Miller | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

I think it's time to talk about more of the details, not less. At least here in our corner of the world, let's start sharing our versions of birth, feelings included.

Facing Maternity Care Gaps, Midwives Push For Birthing Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

As with all reproductive justice struggles, from access to birth control to the right to choose, self-determination in childbirth is about putting social trust in the hands of women.

Why Some Doctors Are Supporting Home Births

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Parents

LONDON -- A new study in England shows little difference in complications among the babies of women with low-risk pregnancies who delivered in hospita...

Home Births Up By 20 Percent: Is It Something You Should Consider?

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- One mother chose home birth because it was cheaper than going to a hospital. Another gave birth at home because she has multiple sclerosis...