In the current coronavirus situation many women want to stay at home in labour for as long as possible, or are changing their plans to give birth at home. Is this you? Are your worrying what happens if you leave it too late and baby is born at home. Or what about if there isn’t a midwife to come out, or she arrives too late? What do you need to get ready? What do you need to know? What does your partner need to know? Is this you?
For a healthy woman, home birth is an option that is not often considered in South Africa. Many women seem to desire to give birth in any number of private hospitals where their caesarian section rates are approximately 80%. Most women do not know that home birth is an option, especially when a natural birth is desired.