The article below is hilarious but it does put birth at home for first time mummas into perspective. A midwives job is not necessarily to massage your back, be constantly at your side for every contraction and always hold your hand, as well as that if you need it our job is to look at the holistic picture of birth. We can do this in any setting, it doesn’t have to be hospital.
I have had the pleasure of being at many home births, some planned and some not. They are always so special and I love the fact that mum is tucked up in her own bed surrounded by family when I leave.